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Accident: 170376552 - Employee Injured In Fall From Carport Roof

Accident: 170376552 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11970472405/19/19951761Taylor Roofing Co.
Employee #1 was approximately 10 ft above the ground trimming rafters and nailing fascia at the edge of a carport roof when he lost his balance and fell to the ground. He suffered a serious concussion and as a result, was paralyzed on his right side. Both Employee #1 and his supervisor, who was also working on the roof, were exposed to the fall hazard because neither was using fall protection.
Keywords: head, paralysis, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, concussion, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119704724 Hospitalized injury Concussion Roofers

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