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Accident: 14401061 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 14401061 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069712707/15/19871711Smithco Engineering, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069711907/15/19871742Spectrum Acoustics, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069710107/14/19871541Kirten/James
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069706907/15/19871761American Roofing & Supply Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069713507/15/19871771American Chief Construction
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069707707/14/19871793Livingston Glass Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069708507/14/19871741Herman Merritt Masonry, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069709307/15/19871771Mobley & Speed Cement Construction, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10069705107/14/19871541Mcfadden & Miller Construction Company
Employee #1 was engaged in built up roofing work at the edge of a 33-ft-high roof. He was filling a tar cart with a flexible hose that was attached to a tar pipe leading from tar kettles on the ground. The pipe was secured to the edge of the roof with wire and supported halfway up by a 2-in. by 4-in. post. This support apparently failed, causing the pipe to twist. The hose was pulled out of the tar cart directing the flow of hot tar toward Employee #1. In an attempt to get out of the way, he stepped backward off the roof. Employee #1 was killed almost instantly when his head struck an 18-in.-thick concrete retaining wall. There were no guardrails, warning lines, or safety belts in use anywhere on the roof.
Keywords: guardrail, lifeline, fall protection, warning line, equipment failure, walking backward, head, fall, safety belt, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100697127 Occupation Not Listed
2 100697119 Occupation Not Listed
3 100697101 Occupation Not Listed
4 100697069 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
5 100697135 Occupation Not Listed
6 100697077 Occupation Not Listed
7 100697085 Occupation Not Listed
8 100697093 Occupation Not Listed
9 100697051 Occupation Not Listed

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