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Accident: 201169711 - Employee Is Killed When He Falls From Roof

Accident: 201169711 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/04/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12620104503/04/20086531Bentley Monica Apartment
On March 4, 2008, Employee #1 and a building manager were making measurements on the flat roof of a 3-story apartment building, using a 50-ft tape measure. The building was 30 feet high and had a 2-ft parapet wall. They started at the North side of the roof, and progressed to the South side. At the 200 feet mark, the manager bent down to hold one end of the tape while Employee #1 walked backwards with the tape toward the parapet wall. When the manager turned around to face the parapet wall, Employee #1 had fallen off the roof. There had been no fall arrest systems, personal fall restraint or positioning system provided. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords: head, roof, building, ppe, fall, fall protection, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126201045 Fatality Other Helpers, surveyor

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