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Accident: 133233.015 - Employee Incurs Fractures In Fall From Roof During Solar Pan

Accident: 133233.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/15/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1514433.01502/11/2021Tmag Industries Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021, Employee #1 and two coworkers, employed by a c ompany in the solar energy field, were preparing to install new solar panels on the roof of a single-story residence. Employee #1, the crew leader, was directi ng the work and marking studs when he stepped back onto a canvas tarp that was h ung in the corner where the main house and an addition connected at 90 degrees. The tarp was hung to provide shade to an air conditioning unit that was on the ground immediately below the tarp. Employee #1 fell through the tarp and struc k the air conditioner before impacting the ground. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of fractures to the collarbone and ri bs. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that the crew had no t performed an initial hazard assessment and had not used fall protection.
Keywords: air conditioner, collarbone, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, residential construction, rib, roof panel, solar, struck against, unguarded, unprotected, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1514433.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Electrical power installers and repairers

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