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Accident: 109418.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight, Injures Head And Ribs

Accident: 109418.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 06/25/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325512.01506/25/2018Saavedra Windows Inc.
At 7:15 a.m. on June 25, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a window company, was en gaged in installation work at the renovation of a three-story commercial buildin g. After moving material and debris from the east side of the roof to the west side, he descended a 3-foot fixed ladder. As he moved off the ladder, he stumbl ed and placed his foot on top of an unguarded skylight. The skylight gave way, and Employee #1 fell, first striking a stair railing and then hitting the concre te floor, a fall height of approximately 23.7 feet. Emergency services transpor ted the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for injuries that included a laceration to his head and abrasions to his ribs.
Keywords: abrasion, construction, fall, fall protection, fixed ladder, head, housekeeping, laceration, lost balance, rib, roof, skylight, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   3 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1325512.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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