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Accident: 170228746 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof

Accident: 170228746 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11088986208/14/19903321Gm Central Foundry Division Grey Iron
Employee #1 and a coworker, of GM Central Foundry, were walking on the roof of a cupola. As they were walking, Employee #1 fell through the roof. The investigation revealed that the roof consisted of a tar-covered concrete reinforced slab that had deteriorated. The roof caved in, allowing Employee #1 to fall 31 feet. He sustained multiple injuries and died. No violations could be determined at the time of investigation.
Keywords: roof, collapse, work rules, equipment failure, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110889862 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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