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Accident: 200450799 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Fiberglass Skylight

Accident: 200450799 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/23/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30261542208/31/19991761Hathcock Roofing & Remodeling Co.
On August 23, 1999, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working on a low-slope roof with an eave of approximately 20 ft to the ground. Employee #1 and two coworkers were caulking screws on the metal roof that was leaking. Employee #1 stepped into a fiberglass skylight measuring 3 ft 10 in. and he fell through approximately 25 ft to the interior of the building. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: leak, skylight, roof, building, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302615422 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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