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Accident: 200220226 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Duct Chase Opening In Roof

Accident: 200220226 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 08/08/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30972918408/13/20071761Jose Guadalupe Escobar
On August 8, 2007, Employee #1 was installing roof trusses when he fell through a duct chase opening in the roof and then through the second floor ladderway opening, landing on the ground floor. He was transported to the hospital and was treated in the Intensive Care Unit for two days before he died. Employee #1 had removed the cover on the duct chase opening.
Keywords: roof opening cover, installing, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309729184 Fatality Dislocation Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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