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Accident: 201610110 - Employee Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201610110 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 10/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30121808710/13/19971751Hammonds Construction Inc
On October 8, 1997, Employee #1 was installing metal roofing on a 5 by 12 pitch roof with a ground to eave height of 15 feet. Strong gusts of wind hampered work off and on all morning and the crew decided to stop working. Employee #1 had not been connected to his fall protection while he was installing the last few pieces of roofing. The foreman who was standing on the ground handed Employee #1 one last piece of roofing. A piece of material was caught by a gust of wind and hit Employee #1 in the face, pushing him off the roof. Employee #1 fell 15 feet to the ground fracturing his hip and shoulder and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, roof, shoulder, caught by, fall protection, face, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301218087 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:15
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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