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Accident: 170388896 - Employee Killed In Fall Between Roof Insulation And Decking

Accident: 170388896 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 12/19/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12540083812/22/19971791Martin Enterprises Inc
Employee #1, part of a six-person work crew, was installing a 6 ft long by 25 ft wide section of insulation that had been unrolled across the width of the building, parallel to the leading edge of the finished roof. Employee #1 and three coworkers were sliding the insulation out 6 ft across the purlins to the other crew members, who were working from a 2 ft wide by 3 sheets thick piece of roof decking that was 6 ft from the leading edge. During this process, Employee #1 fell approximately 47 ft between the insulation and the roof deck onto clay. He was killed. Employee #1 was not wearing any fall protection at the time of the accident.
Keywords: installing, roof, roof decking, work rules, fall, fall protection, leading edge, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 600 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125400838 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Emplacing reinforcing steel
FatCause: Fall from roof

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