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Accident: 201201209 - Worker Falls From Roof

Accident: 201201209 -- Report ID: 1054114 -- Event Date: 09/17/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30406211010/31/20001521Better Builders Of Oregon Inc
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on September 17, 2000, an Employee was working with his employer sheathing a roof. The employee was above the employer on an adjacent roof section. The employee handed the employer an air hose he had been using and was returning it to the upper area on the roof, when the employee fell onto the roof missing the toe boards that were installed at the roof's edge at the eaves. The employee fell approximately 15 feet head down striking his face on the ground. The employee suffered a broken nose, and on the left arm he broke the ulna, the radius bones and suffered a fractured elbow.
Keywords: head, roof, air hose, arm, elbow, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304062110 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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