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Accident: 201102936 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Skylight Opening

Accident: 201102936 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 09/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12574978810/15/20021542The Mcdonald Glenn Company
On September 24, 2002, Employee #1, working for a roofing contractor, was loading sheets of plywood onto a flat roof when he picked up a piece of plywood that had been lying on the roof. As he walked forward, Employee #1 fell 16 feet through a skylight opening that had been covered up by the board. He suffered multiple facial fractures, broken teeth, and fractures to both wrists. He was hospitalized with his injuries.
Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, fracture, unsecured, construction, roofer, fall, roof opening, face, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125749788 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Other Activities-Post Decking Detail Work
FatCause: Fall, other

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