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Accident: 200553261 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 200553261 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 02/16/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30596525302/26/20041541Metal Building Repairs
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on February 16, 2004, Employee #1 was preparing to remove and replace a metal roof when he fell 23 ft through a skylight, landing on an interior concrete floor. He sustained serious internal injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he died on February 19, 2004. The skylight was not guarded.
Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, roof, barrier guard, work rules, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305965253 Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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