Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201129210 - Employee Fractures Wrist And Pelvis In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 201129210 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 03/23/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577411704/03/20129224Colma Fire Protection District
At approximately 7:29 p.m. on March 22, 2012, Employees #1, 2, 3 and 4, Fire Fighters, were doing their routine training exercise. The employees were directed to "sound the roof" (feel the roof) as a part of a normal practice. Employee #2 and Employee #3 used a ladder which was mounted on a firetruck parked at the front of the building to reach the roof. Next Employee #4, the Supervisor, landed on the roof. Employee #1 proceeded on the same ladder and arrived on the roof. Employee #4 said, as he stepped on the roof, he saw Employee #1 walking on the roof and then disappear. Employee #1 stepped on a skylight-cover and fell through the skylight-cover, down inside of the building. Employee #4 immediately called the Emergency team for help as he realized that Employee #1 had fallen through the skylight. Employee #3 said, that he also witnessed Employee #1 stepping on the skylight-cover and falling through it. All of the employees and employer stated that the skylight-cover quickly shattered as Employee #1 stepped on it. Employee #1 fell approximately 21 ft to the concrete floor inside of the building. Employee #1 sustained a broken right wrist and a fractured pelvis. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he received two surgeries. Employee #1 remained hospitalized over fourteen days.
Keywords: firefighter, skylight, fracture, cover, roof, pelvis, fall, train, wrist
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315774117 Hospitalized injury Fracture Firefighting occupations

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close