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Accident: 170068928 - Employee Injured When He Falls Through Skylight Opening

Accident: 170068928 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/05/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11959537905/06/19941521James H. Selfridge Builders, Incorporated
Employee #1, the site superintendent on the 4:12 roof of a sun room, was attempting to cover skylight openings with felt roofing paper because he was expecting rain. The employee said that he momentarily forgot the location of the covered skylight openings and stepped through one. He fell 11 ft and landed on his back, fracturing a vertebra. The employee was working approximately 21 ft above the ground without fall protection.
Keywords: skylight, fracture, roof, work rules, fall, fall protection, vertebra, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119595379 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.

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