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Accident: 200772077 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 200772077 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 06/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381256406/24/20021761Rockwell Roofing Inc.
On June 24, 2002, Employee #1 was removing the existing tar roof from a department store when he stepped on the cover over a 3 ft by 7 ft roof hole. The cover slipped and Employee #1 fell 20 ft through the hole, landing on a scissor lift. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization. The roof hole cover was not secured and there was no sign indicating the presence of a hole.
Keywords: roof opening cover, cover, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, roofer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303812564 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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