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Accident: 129704.015 - Employee Falls Through Opening In Roof And Is Killed

Accident: 129704.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 09/21/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1494046.01509/21/2020Everlast Roofing And Co Inc
At 12:50 p.m. on September 21, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a ro ofing contractor, were replacing the entire roofing system of a one-story commer cial building. The initial work involved removing the surface roofing material, the skylights, and the underlying plywood sheets, thereby creating openings in the roof and a leading edge. The employees, after finishing lunch, were returni ng to work and the next process, which was to replace the old plywood sheets. E mployee #1, who did not put on a personal fall protection system before returnin g to the leading edge area, fell through the opening in the roof, a fall height of 28 feet, and struck his head on the concrete floor. Employee #1 sustained a fractured skull and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, concrete, construction, dismantling, fall, fall protection, floor hole, fracture, installing, leading edge, plywood, rehabilitation, roof, roof decking, roofer, skull, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1494046.015 26 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 28
FallHt:35
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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