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Accident: 116013.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall From Roof

Accident: 116013.015 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 04/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1393110.01504/15/2019Royalty Companies Of Indiana Inc
At 2:15 p.m. on April 13, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a roofing contractor, w as doing maintenance/repair work to the roof of a commercial building. He was n ot using any fall protection. He was backing up and pulling the roof lining to place it along the roof edges when he tripped over the 1-foot high parapet. The employee lost his balance and fell to the asphalt surface, a fall height of 20 feet. As he fell, he struck the adjacent roof, gutters, and the hood of a passi ng automobile. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitted for tr eatment of multiple injuries, including arm and leg fractures.
Keywords: arm, asphalt, blunt force trauma, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, lost balance, maintenance, repair, roof, roofer, struck against, tripped, unprotected, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1393110.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 20
FallHt:20
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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