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Accident: 121504.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Unguarded Skylight

Accident: 121504.015 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 11/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1443587.01511/04/2019Superior Heating & Air, Llc
At 1:25 p.m. on October 4, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker were on the roof, wrapping an evaporative air cooler, Model D8801, with plastic stretch film. After repeatedly passing the evaporative cooler, Employee #1 then walked backwards, within a few inches of an unprotected skylight, and accidentally fell through the skylight, landing on a rubber covered concrete floor. As a result, Employee #1 sustained severe head injuries, broken bones and died.
Keywords: skylight, floor hole, obstructed rear view, roof, lost balance, leading edge, head, guardrail, guard, fracture, floor opening, unguarded, lost consciousness, concrete, construction, leaning over, air conditioner
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1443587.015 53 M Fatality Other

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