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Accident: 124788.015 - Employee Dies After Falling From Roof

Accident: 124788.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 12/04/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1469692.01502/27/2020Elmer Julio Perez Mendez
At 8:00 a.m. on December 4, 2019, Employee #1 was engaged in reroofing work at a one-story residence. He was not using fall protection as he removed existing weatherproofing material from the roof surface. Employee #1 slipped and fell over the unprotected edge, a fall height of 9 feet, and struck his head. He was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for blunt force traumatic head injuries. The employee died at the hospital seven days later.
Keywords: repair, head, roof, residential construction, fall protection, skull, blunt force trauma, dismantling, fall, slip, roofer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other   1 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1469692.015 46 M Fatality Other Roof Repar: Shingle FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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