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Accident: 201051331 - Canopy Collapses And Two Employees Receive Fractures

Accident: 201051331 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 01/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617242801/22/19981761Rooftek Roofing Company
On January 22, 1998, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were performing roof related work when they fell 15 feet resulting in fractures to both Employee #1 and Employee #2. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were in the process of moving sheeting rolls from the roof back onto the pallet which had just been repositioned. Employee #1 and Employee #2 had been instructed to move a pallet from the roof onto a canopy structure so the roofers could continue laying sheeting. The canopy had been constructed several years earlier and did not conform to building code requirements. The roof structure adjacent to the canopy gave way, due to the weight of the sheeting rolls on it. After the collapse, the canopy ruptured and Employee #1 and Employee #2, as well as the sheeting rolls, fell to the ground below. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were transported to Saint Francis Hospital. Employee #1 suffered a broken leg and Employee #2 had fractures of the wrist and hand.
Keywords: guardrail, roof, ppe, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126172428 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof
2 126172428 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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