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Accident: 200371557 - Employee Injured When Lost Footing And Fell From Roof

Accident: 200371557 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30357580704/19/20011761Grier Roofing Co.
Employee #1 was performing his normal job duties as a roofer. He was in the process of chalking a line when he lost his footing and fell from the roof. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 feet to the ground and received a broken neck, which resulted in paralysis.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, roof, fall, neck, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303575807 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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