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Accident: 200231330 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200231330 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 07/03/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30643315207/07/20031761Housetop Roofing, Incorporated
On July 3, 2003, Employee #1, a roofer, was installing roofing materials on a low slope roof without wearing fall protection. The eave height was 28 feet and about one foot below the roof edge was an elevated platform being used as a catch basin. Employee #1 slid on some glue and slipped off the roof. On the way down, Employee #1 fell onto the platform but because it did not have a full guardrail system, he slid off of the platform and fell approximately 27 feet to his death.
Keywords: fracture, guardrail, roof, slip, roofer, fall, fall protection, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306433152 Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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