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Accident: 121982.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 121982.015 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 11/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1447220.01511/25/2019Sel Roofing And Waterproofing
At 9:00 a.m. on November 25, 2019, Employee #1 was replacing rotted wood, on the edge of a roof, during a construction project. As Employee #1 stepped onto a joist to steady himself, while removing the plywood, the joist below him collapsed. Employee #1 fell approximately nine-and-half-feet, head first, striking the brick pavers below and then landed on the walkway. As a result of the incident, Employee #1 suffered fatal fractures to the skull and was then pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: structural collapse, roof, maintenance, lumber, lost control, leading edge, joist, head, guardrail, guard, fracture, footings, falling object, fall, construction, collapse, lost consciousness, skull, struck by, planking
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1447220.015 56 M Fatality Fracture Roofers

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