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Accident: 170804413 - Employee Fractures Vertebrae In Fall From Roof

Accident: 170804413 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 01/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12481092001/17/19951751Zero Line Development Inc
Employee #1, a leased employee, was nailing down a 4 ft by 8 ft sheet of plywood on the roof of a two-story residence in northwest Portland, OR. He slid off the edge and fell 22 ft to uncompacted earth, barely missing a scaffold structure. Employee #1 was transported by ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital. He was later transferred to OHSU, where he was diagnosed with four fractured vertebrae. No toe board or other form of fall protection was in place at the time of the accident.
Keywords: fracture, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124810920 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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