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Accident: 200080158 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200080158 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 12/07/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10279020112/09/19971731Richard Viera, Electrician
Employee #1 was a maintenance electrician for Kaman Aerospace Company, but also did side jobs on the weekends. He had been hired by the Sterling (MA) Fire Company to install outside receptacles for Christmas lights and to install a spotlight to illuminate the flagpole. He fell from the firehouse roof and sustained serious head injuries. Upon investigation, OSHA concluded that Employee #1 was an independent contractor and sole owner, and did not fall under its jurisdiction.
Keywords: head, installing, roof, electrician, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 35
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 102790201 Hospitalized injury Concussion Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Fencing, installing lights, signs, etc.
FatCause: Fall from roof

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