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Accident: 201981081 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 201981081 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 11/05/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12698696711/05/19971795The Salvage Depot, Inc.
Employee #1 of The Salvage Depot, Inc., while removing plywood sheathing from a building material recovery and demolition project, fell 20 feet to the concrete flooring. Employee #1 and six coworkers had worked on the roof for several days prior to the fall, expanding the roof opening with each sheet of plywood sheathing that was removed. He was killed.
Keywords: roof, demolition, roof decking, fall, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126986967 Fatality Concussion Sheetmetal duct installers FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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