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Accident: 201523248 - Employee Falls Off Roof And Fractures Two Vertebras

Accident: 201523248 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10917735209/09/20081711Aegis Electrical Systems Llc
On September 8, 2008, Employee #1, a 24-year-old male, with Aegis Electrical Systems was working unprotected on a 10 in. 12 pitch roof and was cleaning up at the end of the day. Employee #1 slipped and fell onto his stomach and then slid off the roof, falling approximately twenty-five feet to a shed roof below. Employee #1 sustained compression fractures to two vertebras (T-11 and T-12) from the fall and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, back, fall, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 4 50
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109177352 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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