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Accident: 200960755 - Employee Injured In Fall When Knocked From Roof

Accident: 200960755 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 03/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12738156403/26/19971791L R Willson & Sons, Inc
At approximately 8:45 a.m. on March 26, 1997, Employee #1 was on the roof of a building at a construction site when a gust of wind lifted up an unsecured piece of sheet metal decking. The panel struck Employee #1 on his lower left leg and ankle, knocking him 28 to 30 ft off the roof. He landed on a concrete floor and sustained multiple injuries. Employee #1 was flown to the Shock Trauma Center of University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD. At the time this report was written, he was in critical but stable condition. Employee #1 was not using any form of protection, and the roof was not equipped with a guardrail.
Keywords: high wind, guardrail, roof, roof decking, unsecured panel, work rules, fall, fall protection, struck by, flying object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127381564 Hospitalized injury Concussion Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:28
Cause: Placing bridge girders and beams
FatCause: Fall from roof

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