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Accident: 201572146 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201572146 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/07/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30497981808/08/20021799Fowler And Peth Company
On August 7, 2002, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working at a residential construction site in Keystone, Colorado. They were attempting to move some roofing materials that had been delivered the previous day, distributing them to all levels of the roof. Employee #1 accessed the roof near a turret and climbed onto the second-level roof, which was approximately 26 ft above the ground. The entire roof was covered by a water-proof liner. The coworkers stayed on the ground and were not watching Employee #1. Approximately five minutes into relocating the materials, it started raining. For some reason, Employee #1 fell. He was found by his coworkers lying on the ground about 12 ft from the edge of the building. Employee #1 was killed due to extensive head injuries. The turret had an anchor point and a lanyard attached to it, but Employee #1 had not tied into the lanyard.
Keywords: head, roof, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, tie-off
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 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304979818 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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