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Accident: 137791.015 - Employee Fractures Arm In Fall Through Roof Skylight

Accident: 137791.015 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/13/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1519331.01502/10/2021Pinnacle Pro Roofing
At 11:27 a.m. on January 13, 2021, Employee #1, employed by a roofing contractor , was cleaning debris from roof tops at a condominium complex. He was using a 3 0-pound gasoline-operated blower. He was cleaning the roof of the single-story community center, which featured a convex, unguarded skylight that measured 53 i nches by 101 inches. The area around the skylight was narrow and limited. As t he employee moved around the skylight to perform his cleaning task, he fell thro ugh it and onto the carpeted floor below, a fall height of 13 feet. The employe e was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of a fractured left arm that required surgery. The investigation determined there had been no plac e for the employee to tie-off on the roof top area, and no site specific evaluat ion and safety measures had been taken to prevent a fall.
Keywords: arm, blunt force trauma, cleaning, fall, fall protection, fracture, residential construction, roof, skylight, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1519331.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers

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