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Accident: 200555647 - Estimator Falls Through Rotted Roof Section And Is Killed

Accident: 200555647 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 12/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31152903601/09/20091799Duralite Insulators Inc
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on December 30, 2008, an insurance estimator was on the roof of an old warehouse in the warehouse district of New Orleans, LA, in order to write-up an estimate for replacing the roof. As he proceeded across the roof, he walked across a rotted out section. Unable to support the estimator's weight, the roof decking collapsed. He fell through the roof to a concrete slab 35 ft below and was killed.
Keywords: roof collapse, head, roof, roof decking, warehouse, work rules, fall, fall protection, concussion, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 5 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311529036 Fatality Concussion Construction inspectors FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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