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Accident: 201350675 - Employee Killed In Fall Thru Roof Skylight

Accident: 201350675 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/07/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11013917712/08/19981799Florida Rain Gutters, Inc.
Employee #1 was removing an existing rain gutter from the roof of an aircraft hanger while two other employees were taking measurements on a different section of the hanger. The hanger ranged from 24-ft-to-55-ft in height. On the hanger roof were eleven skylights that were covered with corrugated fiberglass. Employee #1 was pulling the old rain gutter across the hanger roof he slipped and stepped onto one of the corrugated fiberglass skylight covers. Employee #1 fell through the cover approximately 25 ft to the cement floor. Employee #1 died as a result of the fall.
Keywords: skylight, roof, airport, slip, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 110139177 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:25
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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