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Accident: 201090800 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 201090800 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/17/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620801606/02/19972037Pictsweet Frozen Foods
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 17, 1997, Employee #1, of Pictsweet Frozen Foods, was working on the roof of the plant with two coworkers. The three men were removing an approximately 10 ft long steam exhaust duct that emerged from the roof about 3 ft from a 4 ft by 8 ft skylight. While removing the duct, Employee #1 lost his balance and fell approximately 30 ft through the skylight to the ground. He sustained multiple injuries and was transported to the hospital, where he was still being treated on June 12, 1997, when interviewed by OSHA.
Keywords: skylight, guardrail, roof, dismantling, barrier guard, work rules, fall, fall protection, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126208016 Hospitalized injury Fracture Machine operators, not specified

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