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Accident: 121972.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Fall Through Roof Ope

Accident: 121972.015 -- Report ID: 0950647 -- Event Date: 05/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1404745.01506/03/2019Garcia Roofing, Inc.
At 12:00 p.m. on May 28, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a roofing contractor, were loading roofing insulation material onto the south-side upper r oof of a large one-story industrial building that was being constructed. Two we eks earlier, employees of another employer had made six openings in this area of the roof, cutouts for later installation of a Greenheck Model GRSI-42 Typ-6 exh aust fan system. These openings had 13-inch high curbs and were covered with 20 -gauge sheet metal secured with three 1.5-inch screws on each side. On May 28, 2019, Employee #1 fell through the sheet metal covering one of the openings, a f all height of 31 feet, and struck a concrete slab. Emergency services transport ed the employee to the hospital, where he remained for 50 days. His injuries in cluded a traumatic brain injury, numerous facial and skull fractures, fractured ribs, C1-2 vertebral fracture, and fractures to both arms and left leg.
Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, brain, concrete slab, construction, face, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, rib, roof, roof opening, roof opening cover, roofer, sheet metal, skull, struck against, traumatic, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1404745.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Roofers

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