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Accident: 170840649 - Employee Injured In Roof Collapse

Accident: 170840649 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 10/08/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12562336310/16/20011522Johnson Construction Co.
Employee #1 climbed on top of a metal-deck carport roof that was 8 ft above the ground to use it as a work platform. The decking panels were 30 in. wide and were separated and bent. The fascia support had been missing for years and the deck was not screwed together resulting in a weak area. Employee #1 fell through the decking and suffered a broken ankle. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, roof, unstable surface, work platform, ankle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125623363 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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