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Accident: 14251474 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Unguarded Skylight

Accident: 14251474 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/22/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1856726308/15/19881721Bodsford Construction Company
Employee #1, of a painting maintenance company, was cleaning and repainting the roof of a trucking concern. The roof was 120 ft by 100 ft and had 10 ft by 3 ft skylights installed throughout. The skylights were not guarded by standard guardrails or by a cover while the employees worked on the roof. When Employee #1 had finished washing the roof on the north side of the building with water and a brush, he picked up two 5 gallon buckets, one of which was empty, and said he was going to take them down the ladder. Apparently distracted by a plane flying overhead, Employee #1 looked up, then stepped onto the skylight. He fell 23 ft to a concrete floor and died of blunt trauma.
Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, guardrail, work rules, construction, fall, roof opening, painter, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18567263 Fatality Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance

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