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Accident: 115869.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 115869.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 05/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397485.01505/01/2019Metal Systems F&E, Llc
At 9:00 a.m. on May 1, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, wa s working on the roof of a two-story commercial building. He was wearing a fall protection harness and a 6-foot shock-absorbing lanyard but was not tied off. The roof had several skylights covered with two-millimeter-thick plastic panels painted the same grey color as the surrounding roof decking. Employee #1 was re moving screws from a skylight cover when he fell through the uncovered skylight to the concrete floor, a fall height of approximately 18 feet. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: concrete, construction, cover, fall, fall protection, roof, skylight, unguarded, unguarded fl opening, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397485.015 50 M Fatality Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 18
Cause: Roofing

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