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Accident: 200002772 - Employees Sustains Concussion And Dies In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200002772 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 08/06/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31221682308/11/20081771Weber Concrete And Construction Company
On August 6, 2008, Employee #1 and four other workers of Weber Concrete and Construction were working on installation of roof decking on a residential facility being built. Two of the employees were working on a roof area in the rear of the building and one employee was standing below the roof deck level on the wood structure of the building. Employee #1 was standing on the roof deck level and was installing the decking material. He was using an air powered nailing device to secure the deck to the wooden substructure. Employee #1 tripped on the air hose, powering the nailer. He fell off of the roof decking to the ground level, approximately 23 ft below the lowest edge of the roof in that area. He sustained concussion and was transported to North Kansas City Hospital, where he died later the same day.
Keywords: decking, installing, roof, building, construction, hose, tripped, fall, concussion, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312216823 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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