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Accident: 201072816 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 201072816 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 02/19/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31081519604/28/20081711Ra Hughes Ent. Inc Dba Hughes Heating & Ac
On February 19, 2008, Employee #1, an HVAC Technician, was doing preparatory work for the installation of two heat pack units on the roof of a building. He fell 20 ft through a skylight to a concrete floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Sharp Memorial Hospital for a fractured pelvis, a fractured right shoulder, trauma to his spine and other unspecified injuries. The skylights reportedly had no warning systems or guards.
Keywords: skylight, fracture, roof, shoulder, ventilation, spine, pelvis, fall, fall protection, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 24
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310815196 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:24
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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