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Accident: 201280666 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roofing Deck

Accident: 201280666 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 01/19/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30237928402/01/20001541International Constructors And Engineers
At 9:30 a.m. on January 19, 2000, Employee #1 and the others that made up the crew that was performing the roof decking had arrived on site for their first day of work. After the crew had positioned the bundles of roof decking, Employee #1 went to the north end of the building, climbed the scaffold that the brick masons were working on, and began laying the roofing panels. Upon gaining access to the roof, Employee #1 was working between the rafters and purling, with one section of roofing paneling to be lain in place. Employee #1 somehow slipped and fell 22.5 feet to the concrete floor, suffering a concussion that killed him.
Keywords: roof decking, slip, rafter, roofer, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302379284 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Bolting-Up
FatCause: Fall from roof

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