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Accident: 200553782 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200553782 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 02/24/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30760141902/24/20051711Bernhard Mechanical Contractors Inc
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on February 24, 2005, Employee #1 and his coworkers were atop a newly constructed building. They were setting curbing around a roof deck opening in which an air conditioning system was to be installed. Employee #1 stepped on a piece of corrugated roof deck that was not secured in place and fell 30 feet to a concrete floor. He sustained concussions and was killed. It is not known whether he fell through the opening or off the roof. Fall protection was not being used during this work activity.
Keywords: roof opening cover, roof, fall, fall protection, concussion, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307601419 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Fall from roof

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