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Accident: 130995.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall When Skylight Collapses

Accident: 130995.015 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 11/09/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501701.01511/10/2020Lucas Shrewsberry
At 1:45 p.m. on November 9, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roof ing contractor, were working on the roof of a warehouse as part of a four-buildi ng roof repair project that included replacing, repairing, covering, and weather proofing skylights that had become brittle and were leaking. Employee #1 and th e coworker were preparing the roof for the removal and replacement of an old sky light. The skylight consisted of an approximately 4 feet by 10 feet sheet of co rrugated translucent fiberglass that was flush with the roof sections, with no s urrounding protection. As Employee #1 walked across the roof to attend to a wor k task, he stepped onto the brittle fiberglass skylight. The skylight broke and collapsed, and Employee #1 fell through the hole to the concrete warehouse floo r. Employee #1 sustained blunt force traumatic injuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, construction, fall, fall protection, rehabilitation, repair, roof, roof opening cover, roofer, skylight, structural collapse, unguarded fl opening, unprotected
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1501701.015 33 M Fatality FallDist: 20
FallHt:20
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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