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Accident: 171122989 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 171122989 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 08/06/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30279396308/06/19991761Residential Roofing Inc
At 9:15 a.m. on August 6, 1999, Employee #1 was part of a crew taking off a temporary cover from a large, flat roof. He was removing the hold-down tacks from the plastic sheeting when he lost his balance and fell 14 ft 2 in. onto concrete. Employee #1 suffered massive head trauma and was killed. He was not using any form of fall protection.
Keywords: head, guardrail, roof, work rules, perimeter guarding, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302793963 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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