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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200780997 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 200780997 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/30/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12218628111/01/19991761Seyforth Roofing Co.
Employee #1 was walking the roof line inspecting for water leaks. He untied at the end of one safety line, stood up, and took several steps while talking to coworkers approximately 50 ft away. Employee #1 stepped on his safety lanyard, slipped and fell onto his back. He rolled down and off the roof, falling approximately 50 ft onto the cement parking lot. Employee #1 was killed. He had not tied off again to the next safety line immediately after untying from the first one.
Keywords: roof, work rules, slip, construction, lanyard, fall, fall protection, tie-off, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 122186281 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:50
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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