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Accident: 200362390 - Worker Dies After Falling From Roof

Accident: 200362390 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/27/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31772265007/28/20141761Detail Services, Inc. Dba Detail Slate And Tile
On March 27, 2014, Employee #1, a roofer employed by Detail Services, Inc., dba Detail Slate and Tile, was engaged in roofing work at a commercial building. He was on the roof and rolling out ice and water shield barrier paper. The paper was placed over 3-foot by 3-foot holes where skylights were to be installed. After rolling out the paper, Employee #1 returned along the roof. He crossed over one of the holes and fell through the paper and the opening. Employee #1 landed on his head on the concrete floor below, a fall height of 14 feet. Emergency services were called. When emergency responders arrived, they performed lifesaving procedures and transported Employee #1 to Moore Regional Hospital. Employee #1 later was transferred to the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospital. Medical personnel determined that he had sustained multiple cranial and spinal injuries from which he would not recover. Employee #1 was removed from life-sustaining equipment. He was pronounced brain dead at 2:11 p.m. on March 28, 2014. This fatality was investigated by North Carolina OSHA.
Keywords: skylight, installing, spine, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, roof opening, brain, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317722650 Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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