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Accident: 200714319 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200714319 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 12/12/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31604422112/13/20111761Luis Antonio Ponce
On December 13, 2011, a roofing crew of four employees was working at a height of about 30 feet to repair a roof. Employee #1 was not protected by personal fall arrest system or other controls to prevent a fall. Employees # 2, Employee # 3, and Employee # 4 were reportedly wearing harnesses. Employee #2 was working on the concrete surface below near the access ladder. Employees # 3 and # 4 were up on the roof but out of the line of vision of Employees #1 and #2. Employee # 1 suddenly fell off the roof in the vicinity of the ladder and landed on the concrete surface near Employee # 2. It was not determined if Employee #1 was attempting to mount the ladder or if Employee #1 slid off the roof. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: guardrail, roofer, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316044221 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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