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Accident: 14391106 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 14391106 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 04/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163818704/03/19871761Corbesco, Inc.
At approximately 10:50 a.m. on April 2, 1987, Employee #1 and two coworkers were installing insulation and metal roofing on top of a building. Employee #1 was in the middle as the employees, standing 15 ft apart, unrolled a 6 ft by 9 ft blanket of insulation, grasped it by its edge, held it up in the air, and flipped it toward the open roof line. A gust of wind caught the insulation and caused Employee #1 to fall 65 ft through the open side of the roof. He was killed.
Keywords: high wind, guardrail, installing, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101638187 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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