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Accident: 201354008 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof Decking

Accident: 201354008 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 02/03/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31387479402/03/20101761Palatka Welding Shop, Inc.
On February 3, 2010, Employee #1, a crew leader with Palatka Welding Shop, Inc., was erecting the structural steel and installing the metal roof decking for a new movie theater. When he noticed that an installed sheet of decking needed to be moved, he crawled on top of a channel iron to move the sheet. Employee #1 was not utilizing fall protection equipment. He pulled on one side of the metal decking sheet while another employee lifted the other side. Employee #1 either lost his balance or slipped, and fell over 31 ft to a concrete floor. He sustained head and chest trauma, and was killed.
Keywords: roof, sheet metal, roof decking, unsecured, slip, steel erection, roofer, fall, fall protection, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313874794 Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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