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Accident: 113455.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Fractures In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 113455.015 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 02/05/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1376368.01502/05/2019Lance Decker
On February 5, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a roofing contractor, was engaged in roof repair work at a one-story commercial building. He was on the roof and using a stripping tool to strip shingles when his tool became stuck. The employ ee lost his balance, fell through the skylight he was standing next to, and str uck the concrete surface, a fall height of 22 feet. Emergency services transpor ted the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for three ri b fractures, a fractured pelvis, and a fractured hip.
Keywords: caught in, concrete slab, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, fracture, hand tool, hip, lost balance, pelvis, rib, roof, skylight, struck against, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1376368.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 22
FallHt:22
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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