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Accident: 14479638 - Employees Injured After Falling From Roof

Accident: 14479638 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 08/08/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11952469208/12/19941761Jack'S Roofing Company, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11952470008/16/19945033The Roof Center, Inc.
Employees #1 through #3, including two weather proof mechanics and one materials handler, were working approximately 35 feet above the ground on a 12:12 pitched church roof. The employees were standing on 2 by 10 boards that were supported by adjustable roofing brackets, unloading a pallet of slate shingles, when one of the roofing brackets failed. The employees slid off the roof and hit the ground. Employee #1 landed on a chain link fence and suffered severe lacerations to his right hand. Employee #2 landed on a grassy area in an adjoining back yard; he broke both legs and fractured his back. Employee #3 landed on the concrete sidewalk at the base of an access ladder; he sustained head contusions and scrapes and bruises. None of the employees were wearing safety harnesses and lanyards.
Keywords: roof bracket, work rules, equipment failure, lanyard, off loading, contusion, roof, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119524692 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Roofers
2 119524692 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers
3 119524700 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades

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