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Accident: 200002988 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Unguarded Metal Roof Deck

Accident: 200002988 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 04/10/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31340959104/10/20101761Kirberg Roofing, Inc.
At approximately 4:05 p.m., on April 10, 2010, an employee was working as a signal man for a roofing company. The employee was walking across a portion of flat roof under repair at a city public works building when a roofing steel deck section gave way. The employee fell over 40 ft to a concrete floor below and was killed. The portion of the roof deck under repair had been cut by a subcontractor and was left unattended and unguarded for unsuspected workers. Workers were not required to wear personal fall protection while working inside the building edge safety perimeter during deck repair change over work.
Keywords: head, roof, metal decking, roofer, fall, concussion, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313409591 Fatality Concussion Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:43
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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