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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200671600 - Employee Killed In Fall From Edge Of Roof

Accident: 200671600 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/12/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30188127201/29/19991761Glades Roofing Co., Inc.
Employee #1 and coworkers were engaged in re-roofing of the flat, single-story roof of a church building. He was rolling out and cutting roofing felt at the roof's edge when he lost his balance and fell 10 ft to the ground. Employee #1 died of head injuries sustained in the fall. Alcohol may have played a role in the accident, as he was observed drinking an hour earlier during lunch. There was no fall protection plan in effect at the site.
Keywords: head, roof, alcohol, work rules, construction, intoxicated, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301881272 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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