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Accident: 201320496 - Employee Dies After 25 Foot Fall From Roof

Accident: 201320496 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 04/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30501915004/23/20031761Double "D" Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Employee#1 fell from a warehouse roof and sustained ultimately fatal injuries. He and coworkers were installing a rubber roof on a warehouse addition. Employee #1 was applying glue while walking backward, pulling a glue spreader (The Better Spreader, Rooftop Equipment, Inc.), when he stepped off the roof. He fell approximately 25 feet and sustained numerous fractures and other injuries. He was hospitalized for three months and died of his injuries. He did not use fall protection.
Keywords: fracture, roof, glue, roofer, fall, fall protection, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305019150 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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