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Accident: 117293.015 - Employee Dies After Fall From Roof

Accident: 117293.015 -- Report ID: 0355125 -- Event Date: 06/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1406343.01506/03/2019Vikor Barrier Corp
At 11:00 a.m. on June 3, 2019, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a roofing company, were making repairs to the roof of a two-story single family home. The coworkers were on the ground and picking up debris from the repair operations. Employee #1, who wore no fall protection, was on the roof and setting up a chalk line. According to a coworker's subsequent statement, Employee #1 was bent over with his back facing the unguarded edge of the roof when he lost his balance and fell to the street. Fall height was approximately 24 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was treated for multiple injuries, including multiple rib fractures, multiple spinal injuries, bleeding in the liver and kidneys, and major brain trauma. He died at the hospital on June 20, 2019.
Keywords: repair, rib, brain, fall protection, guardrail, kidney, lost balance, roof, residential construction, liver, hemorrhage, fracture, fall, spine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1406343.015 20 M Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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