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Accident: 201178308 - Employeeis Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201178308 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/13/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30936293710/13/20051761Ford Wholesale
On October 12, 2005, Employee #1 was stocking roofing materials on the roof a retail strip mall. Employees for the Hilbers general contractor were working on the roof, building an insert frame for HVAC units that were to be installed. The employees had removed some roof sheeting, exposing the rafters and sheetrock ceiling below. Employee #1 was injured, when he stepped into the opening and onto the sheetrock. The sheetrock broke, and he fell 21 ft, striking a scissor lift before hitting the ground. He was hospitalized at UC Davis for a broken leg and broken ribs.
Keywords: fracture, roof, ceiling, floor hole, guard, rib, fall, fall protection, inattention, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 21
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309362937 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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