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Accident: 117309.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Through Skylight Opening

Accident: 117309.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 06/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1410057.01506/21/2019Economy Roofing & Insulating Co., Inc.
On the afternoon of June 20, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, was engaged in roof repairs at a one-story commercial building. He was walking backward on the roof and laying down glue prior to installing adhered membrane roofing material when he fell through an unguarded skylight opening to the concrete floor, a fall height of approximately 21 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for internal injuries and hemorrhaging. Employee #1 died at approximately 2:00 p.m. the following day, June 21, 2019.
Keywords: pelvis, roof, hemorrhage, glue, fracture, fall protection, fall, roofer, skylight, unguarded, construction, walking backward, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 21 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1410057.015 53 M Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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