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Accident: 201522158 - Employee Dies When He Slips And Falls From A Roof

Accident: 201522158 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 10/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30769412510/20/20041521R.L. Construction, Llc
On October 20, 2004, Employee #1, a carpenter, and three coworkers were building a two-story, 2,080 square ft wood frame colonial residential home. All four workers were on the attic floor and had just set both side gables. Several workers were preparing to put the roof ridgeline rafter in place. Employee #1 was near the south east corner of the building and apparently slipped and fell approximately 28 ft to the muddy dirt ground. He landed face down in a pool of water approximately 3.5-in. deep. The coworkers ran to him as fast as they could and turned him over to get his face out of the water. Employee #1 was sent to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Keywords: roof, carpenter, slip, construction, fall, fall protection, face, mud pit, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2 28 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307694125 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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