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Accident: 200331361 - Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Roof Insulation

Accident: 200331361 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 07/23/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10276435407/24/20031541Hansen-Rice, Inc.
Employee #1 was fastening down roof sheathing when he disconnected from his retractable lanyard to retrieve more fastening screws. As he walked toward the leading edge, he stepped on a piece of roof sheathing that had not been screwed down. The sheathing slid forward and he stepped onto the roof insulation. He fell through the roof insulation approximately 28 feet to the ground and was killed.
Keywords: roof, work rules, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, tie-off, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 102764354 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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