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Accident: 201183639 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Skylight Panel

Accident: 201183639 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 07/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30739794307/05/20071721Robert Bernhard Dba Bernhard Robert Coatings Paint
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on July 5, 2007, Employee #1, a painter, and a coworker were on the roof of a building adjacent to the four-story, multi-unit residential work site. Employee #1 hopped from a short parapet wall onto a piece of plywood covering a light well. The plywood shifted and he fell 25 ft through the light well, landing on a concrete walkway. Employee #1 sustained a shattered right ankle and head lacerations. Emergency services was called and he was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was treated for two weeks. The employer was cited for a serious, accident-related violation of T8 CCR CSO 1632(b)(3), requiring that skylight openings, when covered, to be secured and labeled to prevent displacement.
Keywords: roof opening cover, skylight, cover, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, wood panel, fall, warning sign
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 4 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307397943 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from roof

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