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Accident: 201924826 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 201924826 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 04/01/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31196252604/16/20091761All Seasons Roofing
On April 1, 2009 Employee #1, a helper, and two coworkers, one a roofer and the other the employer, were working to replace section of a metal roof. The roof was damaged during a hurricane. While the coworkers worked on the section of roof with a pitch of 2:12, Employee #1 was instructed to provide assistance from the ground. However, Employee #1 accessed the roof several times despite being instructed to stay on the ground. During one of his attempts to access the roof, Employee #1 fell through a fiberglass skylight and was killed. The coroner's report identified blunt force trauma to the head as the cause of death.
Keywords: skylight, head, roof, building, construction, inexperience, fall, fall protection, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 17 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311962526 Fatality Concussion Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:4
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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