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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201171618 - Employee Injured In Fall Onto Rebar

Accident: 201171618 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580620802/06/20021761Vaca Valley Roofing Dba Old Country Roofing
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on September 15, 2001, Employee #1 was laying felt near the edge of the roof. Employee #1 was working down at the front roof edge and did not notice there was a dog leg in the roof edge and backed off the roof, fell, and was impaled onto rebar. The rebar was capped, but the rebar penetrated the cap and went into Employee #1's body puncturing a lung. Employee #1 managed to remove himself from the impalement and get help. Employee #1 was hospitalized for five days.
Keywords: lung, roof, rebar, impaled, construction, roofer, fall, backing up, inattention, puncture
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125806208 Hospitalized injury Puncture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:5
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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