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Accident: 201321148 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Wire Glass Pane

Accident: 201321148 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 11/02/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31126795911/07/20071793Jbl Glass Company
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on November 2, 2007, Employee #1, of the JBL Glass Company, was removing an approximately 24 in. by 60 in. wire glass pane from the roof of an outside trellis at the rear of a residence. In the process, he fell approximately 9.5 ft through the wire glass pane to the ground, suffering multiple rib and shoulder fractures and a severe head injury. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for one week. The employer has harnesses and lanyards at the shop for use on aerial lifts and other jobs with fall hazards. This equipment was not used on this job, nor were guardrails or safety nets in place. No training was provided in the recognition of safety hazards by the employer. The glass pane did not have the strength to support the load imposed upon it by the worker.
Keywords: fracture, dismantling, work rules, construction, manual mat handling, rib, fall, fall protection, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311267959 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:9
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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