Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

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:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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.