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Accident: 201172863 - Employee Fractures Spine When He Falls From A Roof

Accident: 201172863 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/21/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12014274010/29/20021761N.Tahoe Quality Roofing, Inc. Dba: Quality Roofing
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 21, 2002, Employee #1 was working on a roof installing metal valleys on the uphill side of a house. The valleys became damaged in transit and Employee #1 went to the downhill side of the house to see if the material could be used there. Employee #1 fell from the eave approximately 22.92 ft. He was not using fall protection and he suffered a spine fracture and subsequent paralysis. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, roof, spine, slip, roofer, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120142740 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Interior tile work (ceramic, vinyl, acoustic)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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