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Accident: 200998748 - Worker Dies After Falling Through Deteriorated Roof

Accident: 200998748 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 10/27/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31436499310/28/20101796Steele Rigging Corporation
On October 27, 2010, an employee was working for the Steele Rigging Corporation. It had been contracted to remove an old baghouse on the outside of a vacant building and to perform related work on the ducts on the roof of the building. He and some coworkers were walking on the metal roof, when the roof collapsed due to deterioration. The employee fell through the roof approximately 30 to 35 feet to the concrete floor below and sustained a head concussion. He later died from his injuries.
Keywords: roof collapse, head, duct, roof, inadequate maint, construction, dust collector, equipment failure, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 1 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314364993 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:35
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall, other

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