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Accident: 111080.015 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Off Roof While Cleaning Solar Pa

Accident: 111080.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/21/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1325061.01506/22/2018Rj Drew Construction Services Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on June 21, 2018, Employee #1 and two coworkers were cleaning solar panels on the roof of a building, using 1,200 foot long water hoses and long ha ndled brushes. There was no fall protection provided to employees, even though t hey were on the roof, less than six feet from the skylights. There were no safet y guardrails around the skylights. The two coworkers were cleaning the panels, w hile Employee #1 was responsible for feeding and collecting the water hoses. The employee stated that his left heel struck something on the roof, near the skyli ghts, and he lost his balance and fell. He was taken to a local hospital and was hospitalized for two months for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Keywords: cleaning, fall, fall protection, lost balance, roof, skylight, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1325061.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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