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Accident: 201796075 - Employee Falls From Roof And Fractures His Vertebrae

Accident: 201796075 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132883708/23/20021761Ron Hauling & Clean - Up
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 12, 2002, Employee #1 and three coworkers were reroofing a building. Employee #1 was putting shingles into a 30-gallon plastic trash can. One coworker was removing the cap shingles; another was slightly lower than the cap and removing shingles which he then pushed toward the other coworker and Employee #1. All three coworkers said they cautioned Employee #1 about getting too close to the edge of the roof. Employee #1 was dragging a trash can toward the roof's east edge when he slipped or tripped, slid down the roof, struck the rain gutter, and fell 8.5 ft to the ground. He landed on the concrete sidewalk between a brick planter and the front door. He fractured three vertebrae and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, roof, slip, back, tripped, roofer, fall, fall protection, vertebra
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 8
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301328837 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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