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Accident: 201403599 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roofing Deck Under Construction

Accident: 201403599 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 12/10/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12702682112/10/19991799Aj Veneklasen Inc
A crew was laying a roof deck and insulation. The crew had laid three sheets of decking out beyond the leading edge to be used as a work platform to assist in rolling out the insulation. On the day of the accident the winds were extremely high. There were two workers on this make-shift platform on the day and at the time of the accident. Employee #1 was going to step across from the platform to the deck to assist with stretching and securing the insulation. As he was stepping across, he fell 27 feet to the pavement and was killed. Employee #1 was not wearing his personal fall arrest system and there was no other fall protection system available.
Keywords: decking, fracture, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection
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 127026821 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:27
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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