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Accident: 201113420 - Employee Falls Nearly 11-Ft Fall From Residential Roof

Accident: 201113420 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/29/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12617965406/22/20011761Excel Roofing Company
A roofing employee fell 10 feet, 8 inches from the roof of a single family dwelling, which had a 7-to-12 roof pitch. The employee was squatting on the roof, facing toward the roof edge. He was using a hammer and nails to install the flashing metal flashing along the its edge. When he stood up, he stepped on a piece of the metal flashing, his foot slipped, and he fell to the ground, landing on his back on the dirt and stones below. The employee received a broken spinal cord, which required surgery, and injuries to his left arm. The employee was hospitalized for 1 month, and then was transferred to another hospital, where he had another surgery. He was last reported to be unable to walk and undergoing physical therapy.
Keywords: anchor, lifeline, roofer, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126179654 Hospitalized injury Other Roofers

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