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Accident: 170742829 - Employee Sustains Multiple Fractures In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170742829 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 10/04/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12622973110/04/19941521Oceanlake Enterprises Inc
Employee #1 was kneeling on a 4:12 pitch roof retrieving material through a floor opening that was within 2 ft of the roof edge. The opening was adjacent to a soffit area that had been Sheetrocked on the under side but was not sheathed on the top side. Employee #1 lost his balance and fell approximately 34 ft through the Sheetrock soffit to the ground. As Employee #1 was falling through the soffit, he grabbed for something to stop him and inadvertently tipped over a 5 gallon bottle of propane. After Employee #1 hit the ground, breaking his leg, the propane bottle fell and hit him in the back, fracturing his vertebrae.
Keywords: fracture, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, soffit, lost balance, vertebra, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126229731 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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