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Accident: 14464879 - Employee Injured In 32 Ft Fall Through Roof

Accident: 14464879 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
272274208/27/19851791Mcdonald Construction Co
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on August 15, 1985, Employee #1, age 20, and three coworkers were on a roof shaking out 2 ft wide by 40 ft long sections of roofing material. The sections were to be draped over two purlin supports, with each panel having a 7 ft overlap. Employee #1 was laying out the anchor clips and took two steps onto a section when he fell 32 ft onto a pile of loose fill dirt. He landed on his feet, and fractured a lower vertebra and his left wrist. Employee #1 and a coworker indicated that the purlins were not overlapped properly.
Keywords: roof opening cover, fracture, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, vertebra, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2722742 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers

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