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Accident: 123160.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Deteriorated Roof

Accident: 123160.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1455758.01501/13/2020Centimark Corporation
At 8:31 a.m. on January 13, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, wa s engaged in reroofing activity at a one-story commercial building. He was remo ving old roofing layers down to the structural metal deck. The metal deck, whic h was deteriorated and corroded away from the open web steel joist and beams, fa iled to hold the employee's weight. The employee fell through the metal deck to the concrete surface, a fall height of 22.8 feet. Employee #1 sustained skull fractures and blunt force traumatic brain injury and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brain, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, repair, roof, roof decking, roofer, skull, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1455758.015 51 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 23
FallHt:23
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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