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Accident: 201081262 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201081262 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 07/13/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565480609/24/19981761Northwest Roofing Co
At approximately 6:45 a.m. on July 13, 1998, Employee #1 and other employees were re-roofing 20-foot-high classrooms of a high school. Employee #1 and another employee were removing an attic vent from the roof. The other employee was in front of Employee#1 and took a few steps. Employee #1 let go and fell through the roof opening which was approximately 4 feet by 4 feet. Employee #1 fell approximately 20 feet to the ground level and sustained arm, rib, collarbone, and head fractures. He was hospitalized at Kaweah Delta Hospital for five days. Employee #1 had worked as a roofer for the company for approximately three months prior to the accident. The employer failed to provide a guard for the roof opening with a standard railing and toe boards or a cover.
Keywords: roof opening cover, fracture, head, guardrail, roof, collarbone, roofer, fall, arm, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125654806 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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