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Accident: 201351665 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 201351665 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 12/07/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398720012/10/20011761Bryant'S Millwright Construction Co., Inc Dba Bmc
Employee #1 and another employee were on the roof of a 7,056 square-ft concrete block building. The roof mainly consisted of corrugated tile panels, but also had corrugated fiberglass panels serving as skylights. The roof panels were bolted to a steel truss system. The employees were to remove the panels from the truss system so that a new roof could be installed. Employee #1 was removing the bolts, and the other employee was removing the panels. Both employees were wearing harnesses and lanyards for fall protection, but Employee #1 did not have either of his two lanyards secured or anchored to anything. While assisting the other employee in the removal of a panel, Employee #1 stepped backward onto a fiberglass panel. The fiberglass panel did not support his weight and Employee #1 fell through the skylight. He fell approximately 18 ft, landing on a concrete slab, and was killed.
Keywords: skylight, roof, fall, fall protection, concrete block, lost balance, roof panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303987200 Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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