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Accident: 200202851 - Employee Dies In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200202851 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 01/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30926035401/12/20071751Bondaruk Construction, Llc
On January 11, 2007, Employee #1 was laying plywood decking on a flat roof. After the plywood was put in place, Employee #1 began driving nails into the decking with a nail gun while backing up towards the leading edge of the roof. As he continued nailing the boards, Employee #1 stepped on a piece of decking that was not resting completely on a truss. The decking gave way, and Employee #1 lost his balance, falling head first 15 feet to a concrete floor. Emergency services were contacted, and Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he later died due to the severity of his injury.
Keywords: fracture, head, roof, building, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, lost balance, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309260354 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Final Attachment Deck (Wel
FatCause: Fall from roof

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