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Accident: 201064862 - Roofer Is Hospitalized When He Falls From Roof

Accident: 201064862 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 01/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078807201/08/20021751Edwards Framing Inc
At approximately 11:45 a.m. on January 4, 2002, a carpenter was seriously injured when he lost his balance and fell 13.5 feet from the roof of a new two-story, two-bedroom housing unit he was sheeting. The employee was wearing a fall harness, but it may not have been worn properly. The supervisor, observed a head injury, called emergency medical service, and administered first aid while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. The supervisor placed the injured worker on a sheet of plywood and covered him with a blanket. Paramedics arrived in about 10 minutes and transported the injured carpenter to a local trauma center where an operation was performed to repair a ruptured blood vessel.
Keywords: roof, wall, carpenter, slip, struck against, construction, fall, concussion, retaining wall, slope
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300788072 Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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