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Accident: 200802031 - Employee Falls Through Skylight, Sustains Multiple Injuries

Accident: 200802031 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 07/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31076730608/05/20081731Electric Construction, Inc.
On July 9, 2008, Employee #1 was on the roof of a county fairgrounds exhibit building. He was there to assist coworkers in reinstalling a large exhaust fan after it had been blown off its frame. As Employee #1 was walking on the roof, he fell through a skylight, to the concrete floor 20 feet below. Employee #1 said he was unable to distinguish the fiberglass skylight from the metal rooftop and walked directly over the skylight, which did not support his weight. He sustained multiple injuries, including a broken jaw, a concussion, and a fractured wrist. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: skylight, fracture, fan, roof, electrician, fall, fall protection, concussion, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310767306 Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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