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Accident: 14517726 - Construction Employee Tripped On Gutter And Fell Off Roof

Accident: 14517726 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 10/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10033305310/28/19851761Waterproofing Specialists, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 AND A COWORKER WERE ROOFERS WHO WERE REMOVING EQUIPMENT FROM A 20 FOOT HIGH ROOF AT THE END OF A DAY'S WORK. THEY WERE USING AN ALUMINUM TELESCOPIC ELEVATOR NORMALLY USED TO RAISE ROOF GRAVEL IN ITS BUCKET. A 200 POUND GRAVEL SPREADER WAS PLACED IN THE BUCKET FOR LOWERING TO THE GROUND. EMPLOYEE #1 INADVERTANTLY STEPPED ON THE ROOF GUTTER, WHICH THREW HIM OFF BALANCE. HE GRABBED THE SPREADER, BUT THE SPREADER FELL OUT OF THE BUCKET TO THE GROUND ALONG WITH EMPLOYEE #1. THERE WAS NO GUARDRAIL AT THE ELEVATOR ENTRANCE. A SAFETY HARNESS WAS NOT USED. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF MULTIPLE INJURIES.
Keywords: guardrail, roof, construction, tripped, roofer, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100333053 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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