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Accident: 170133821 - Employee Injured In Fall From Plastic On Roof

Accident: 170133821 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 11/25/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30090648411/25/19961761Pacific Fabricators Inc
Employee #1 was installing a temporary plastic cover over the roof of a residence under construction. The roof, which had a pitch of 3 1/2 to 12, had previously been covered with roofing felt. Employee #1 started at the peak and was rolling the 20 ft wide roll of plastic down the roof, tacking it as he went. Approximately halfway down the roof, his knee slipped on the plastic, which was wet from rain, and he slid down the roof and fell 17 ft 6 in. to the ground. He landed on his back and suffered a fractured vertebra and a ruptured lung.
Keywords: fracture, lung, installing, slip, construction, back, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300906484 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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