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Accident: 110728.015 - Employee Sustains Contusions To Back, Hip, And Leg In Fall F

Accident: 110728.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 10/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1356676.01510/29/2018Brc Construction Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on October 29, 2018, an employee was working to remove shingles on a roof. The employee was wearing a full body harness connected to a lanyard whi ch was connected to lifeline with rope grab to an anchor point sitting at about waist level. The lanyard was connected at the front of the harness instead of th e employee's back. At some point, the employee decided to move from about half-w ay up the roof to a higher position with a shovel under one arm and the rope gra b in the other hand. The employee was able to disengage the rope grab as he clim bed and held onto the lanyard instead of the life line. At some point, the emplo yee began to slide and fall down the roof. The employee did not release his grip from the rope grab, which left it ineffective and he fell approximately 20 feet . The employee received contusions to his back, hip and left leg and was taken t o a local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: back, climbing, contusion, fall, fall protection, hip, leg, lifeline, roof, roofer, rope, slip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1356676.015 38 M Non Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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