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Accident: 200272169 - Employee Dies In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200272169 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/21/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31289469408/21/20101761Henson Robinson Company
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 21, 2010, Employee #1, a roofing laborer, was installing pieces of fiber board and metal decking, repairing soft spots on a commercial roof. The pieces of metal decking and fiber board measured 32-inch by 7-ft. The wind speed for the day was 10 mph, with wind gusts of 15 mph. With one piece of fiber board installed, Employee #1 fell 40 feet through an opening in the roof to the ground below. He died as a result of the fall.
Keywords: board, high wind, roof, roof decking, roofer, fall, fall protection, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 1 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312894694 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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