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Accident: 14464903 - Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 14464903 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 09/14/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1473838909/25/19841751Jasper Lumber Co Inc
ON SEPTEMBER 14, 1984 AT 1:43 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING ANOTHER EMPLOYEE IN CUTTING A 61 INCH SQUARE HOLE IN SOME METAL ROOF DECKING. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HOLDING ONTO A 36 INCH BY 61 INCH PIECE OF METAL ROOF DECKING, WHICH WAS BEING CUT OUT. AFTER THE CUT WAS COMPLETE, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS GOING TO PULL THE PIECE OF METAL ROOF DECKING UP ONTO THE ROOF. EMPLOYEE #1 FELL HEAD FIRST, WITH THE PIECE OF METAL ROFF DECKING, THROUGH THE OPENING ONTO A CONCRETE FLOOR 9 FEET 3 INCHES BELOW THE ROOF. EMPLOYEE #1 HIT THE FLOOR WITH HIS HEAD AND WAS RENDERED UNCONSCIOUS. HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL, THEN TRANSFERED TO ANOTHER HOSPITAL. HE DIED THE NEXT DAY DUE TO INTERNAL HEAD INJURIES.
Keywords: head, roof, roof decking, fall, roof opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14738389 Fatality Other Carpenters

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