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Accident: 201637923 - Employee'S Back Is Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201637923 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 06/23/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31229734406/25/20081521Hellenthal Construction Company Inc
On June 23, 2008, Employee #1 was power washing a roof. He was wearing a full body harness with the lanyard attached to a company vehicle, located in the driveway of the jobsite. Employee #1 disconnected his lanyard in order to leave the roof and go for lunch. As Employee #1 was walking to the ladder, he slipped on the wet surface and fell from the top of the roof. He fell down the slope of the roof until he reached the eave, then he fell approximately 15 ft to 17 ft to the rocky ground. Employee #1 injured his back and was hospitalized.
Keywords: roof, building, ladder, slip, construction, back, lanyard, roofer, fall, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 28
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312297344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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