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Accident: 131938.015 - Employee Dies After Falling Through Skylight

Accident: 131938.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/22/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1507811.01512/23/2020Heritage Roofing Llc
At 2:45 p.m. on December 22, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roo fing contractor, were assigned to evaluate the condition of a commercial buildin g's roof and make simple repairs, as needed, in preparation for the building's s ale. They were on the roof when Employee #1 stepped onto a skylight that was fl ush with the roof deck. The skylight failed to support Employee #1 and collapse d, sending Employee #1 falling to the concrete surface, a fall height of 21 feet . Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admi tted for treatment of blunt force traumatic head and chest injuries. Employee # 1 died at the hospital on January 10, 2021.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chest, construction, fall, fall protection, head, inspecting, maintenance, repair, roof, skylight, structural collapse, unguarded, unprotected
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1507811.015 24 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 21
Cause: Roofing

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