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Accident: 14444467 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 14444467 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 06/07/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
332454806/11/19851521James Carver Builder
Employee #1 and other carpenters were finishing sheathing the roof of a single family home under construction. After their lunch break, Employee #1 climbed a ladder to the roof carrying a 3 by 4 ft piece of plywood with which to complete the roof's surface. Employee #1 was seen passing over the peak of the roof, and a moment later a sound of sliding plywood was heard. Employee #1 was found face down on the ground, 21 ft 6 in. below the eaves of the roof. He died of chest injuries sustained in the accident.
Keywords: chest, roof, carpenter, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3324548 Fatality Fracture Carpenters

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