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Accident: 140952.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Is Killed

Accident: 140952.015 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 11/08/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1562779.01511/09/2021Geissler Roofing Co., Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2021, an employee installed roofing material. As th e employee pulled back a TPO membrane to facilitate installation, the employee l ost their grip, fell backward approximately forty-two feet over a parapet wall. The employee received fractures to skull and left arm and was killed.
Keywords: arm, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, fracture, installing, roof, roofer, skull, walking backward, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1562779.015 56 M Fatality Roofers FallDist: 42
Cause: Roofing

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