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Accident: 140261.015 - Employee Falls Through Roof Decking And Is Killed By Blunt F

Accident: 140261.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 10/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1558564.01510/18/2021West Roofing Systems Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on October 18, 2021, an employee worked with two coworkers to remo ve existing roofing materials from the roof of a commercial building. The cowork ers cut existing roof decking in preparation to replace the sections. At some po int, the employee walked through the section of decking being cut, a section of decking gave way and the employee fell approximately thirty-eight feet. The empl oyee received multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, collapse, cutting, decking, decking panel, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, roof, roofer
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 1558564.015 37 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 38
FallHt:38
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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