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Accident: 201992054 - Employee Dies In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 201992054 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 09/29/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30943768909/29/20051751Sweetwater Group, L.L.C.
At approximately 8:43 a.m. on September 29, 2005, Employee #1, a foreman, was inspecting a roofing project. He was examining horizontal cables and anchors for the fall protection system, when he backed into an 8 ft by 4 ft opening in the roof and fell 23 ft to the concrete floor. He was hospitalized and died.
Keywords: anchor, roof, unguarded fl opening, struck against, support cable, fall, fall protection, roof opening, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309437689 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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