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Accident: 14502967 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof Section

Accident: 14502967 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 07/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10310005307/15/19871761Roof Mechanics, Inc.
Employee #1 and coworkers were removing gravel, insulation, and other roofing material from a weak section of roof at the Kansas Coliseum. While scooping up some gravel, Employee #1 inadvertently stepped onto a weak, 65 in. by 32 in. section of roof. It gave way, and Employee #1 fell 47 ft 3 in. to the Coliseum floor, landing on some chairs. He was killed.
Keywords: roof, collapse, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103100053 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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