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Accident: 201330339 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201330339 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 08/24/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30288097608/25/19991761Harold C. Joint Carpentry
On August 24, 1999, Employee #1 was killed when he fell from the roof of a residential house. Employee #1 was impaled on a 24-in.-metal stake, which was supporting a sign in the homeowner's garden. The stake pierced Employee #1's heart.
Keywords: heart, metal bar, roof, impaled, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302880976 Fatality Puncture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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