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Accident: 201405628 - Employee Dies In Fall Through Roof

Accident: 201405628 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 06/13/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12706603306/13/20011761Wright Brown Roofing
On June 13, 2001, Employee #1 and other employees were replacing a roof. The aged metal sheets were exposed. Employee #1 stepped on the deteriorated metal sheeting, and the weakened metal collapsed under his weight. He fell 52 ft to the ground. He died of injuries sustained in the fall.
Keywords: installing, roof, equipment failure, metal sheet, corrosion, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127066033 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:52
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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