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Accident: 201773629 - Worker Is Killed By Fall Through Warehouse Roof

Accident: 201773629 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 10/24/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31491003510/24/20101761Labor Only Re-Cover, Inc.
On October 24, 2010, Employee #1, a 32-yr-old male, was working on the partial demolition of a warehouse roof. In the midst of this activity, he fell 15 ft to his death through a weakened area of the roof. Unknown to the worker, the spot had been covered years earlier only with a waterproof tarp membrane. Prior to the fall, another worker had made only a cursory visual inspection of the roof.
Keywords: roof collapse, roof, demolition, collapse, warehouse, construction, roofer, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314910035 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:27
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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