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Accident: 201573631 - Employee Is Killed In Platform Collapse

Accident: 201573631 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 10/21/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31341415310/23/20091761Ace Roofing Company, Inc.
On October 21, 2009, Employee #1 was adjusting a metal cone on the top of a teepee-style roof. He ascended the 14-in, 12 pitched roof, without fall protection, and disconnected part of the metal cone from the top of the roof. He stepped inside and down, approximately 2 ft, onto a circular nonstructural 0.75-in. plywood platform, 53-in. in diameter. The platform was nailed from the bottom up, and originally set in place for insulation purposes. The platform's nails separated, and Employee #1 fell approximately 30 ft and died.
Keywords: platform, roof, collapse, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313414153 Fatality Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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