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Accident: 14550073 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Smoke Vent

Accident: 14550073 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 07/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1515930407/18/19841761Porter Roofing Contractors Inc
Employee #1 was installing flashing as part of build-up roofing work. He was apparently locking out an electrical cord when he went through a 5 ft by 8 ft smoke vent opening located by skylight #3, quadrant #1. He fell 32 ft to the gravel floor, suffering severe internal injuries, ruptured arteries, possible brain damage, and kidney damage. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: head, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, artery, kidney, roof opening, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15159304 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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