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Accident: 118443.015 - Employee Fractures Spine In Fall Through Roof Access Hole

Accident: 118443.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 04/20/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419332.01507/30/2019Ruiz Construction And Roofing
At 11:00 a.m. on April 20, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers were doing rehabilita tion work on the roof of a three-story multifamily residential building. They w ere removing a roof hatch and were in the process of boxing it in. As the super visor went to cut some 2 inches x 6 feet wood boards to frame the opening, Emplo yee #1 stepped into the opening and fell approximately 8 feet to the apartment b elow. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment o f a fractured spine.
Keywords: back, blunt force trauma, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, hatch, rehabilitation, renovation, residential construction, roof, roof opening, spine, unguarded fl opening, unprotected, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1419332.015 51 M Hospitalized injury FallDist: 8
Cause: Roofing

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