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Accident: 170723365 - Employee'S Spine And Pelvis Fractured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170723365 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/10/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12387480202/17/19931711Allright Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 10, 1993, Employee #1 was servicing an air conditioning unit on top of a commercial building. The sloped roof line was approximately 4:12 to 5:12. The employee had just stepped onto the tile roof when his feet slipped from under him. He fell approximately 9 ft 6 in. (eave height) from the roof. Employee #1 fell to the asphalt parking area, landing on his right side, which resulted in a fractured vertebra (L-2) and a cracked pelvis. He was transported by paramedics to Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, CA, and was admitted for treatment (4 days hospitalization).
Keywords: fracture, roof, construction, pelvis, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, vertebra, slope, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123874802 Hospitalized injury Fracture Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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