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Accident: 201773348 - Roofer Falls 40 Feet And Dies While Wearing Ppe

Accident: 201773348 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 02/17/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31286763302/17/20091791Heldreth Construction
On February 17, 2009, Employee #1, a 51-year-old male construction worker, with Heldreth Construction, was working approximately forty-feet above the ground installing roof decking. Employee #1 was using a harness and retractable lanyard attached to a roof anchor when he fell. The force of the fall pulled the anchor away from the decking to which it was attached allowing the employee to fall. Employee #1 was killed in the fall.
Keywords: anchor, roof, ppe, roof decking, roofer, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312867633 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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