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Accident: 14486864 - Construction Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 14486864 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 02/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10277898202/05/19911761All Seasons Commercial Systems Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 10 AM ON FEBRUARY 4, 1991, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A WHEELBARROW TO DUMP DEBRIS FROM A REROOFING JOB INTO A TRASH CHUTE THAT WAS HUNG FROM A PARAPET WALL. THE CHUTE WAS ACCESSED BY A RAMP WHICH LED TO THE TOP OF THE PARAPET WALL AND THE CHUTE OPENING. THE CHUTE WAS SUPPORTED BY AN AERIAL "TOPSIDER" SYSTEM WHICH HAD BEEN PROPPED UP AGAINST THE PARAPET. THE BUMPER (2 INCHES SQUARE) DID NOT MEASURE UP TO OSHA STANDARDS (4 INCHES THICK AND 6 INCHES HIGH) AND THERE WAS NO GUARDRAIL ACROSS THE CHUTE OPENING. WHILE DUMPING A LOAD OF DEBRIS EMPLOYEE #1 FELL INTO THE CHUTE, LANDING 50 FEET BELOW IN A DUMPSTER INTO WHICH THE CHUTE EMPTIED. HE WAS KILLED.
Keywords: guardrail, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102778982 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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