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Accident: 202043568 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Roof Decking

Accident: 202043568 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 07/29/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12442258507/31/19961799Advanced Abatement Technologies
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12442257707/31/19967363Tet Enterprises, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12442256907/31/19968741South Burlington School District
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12442259308/01/19961542Engelberth Construction
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 29, 1996, Employee #1 was removing asbestos on the roof of the South Burlington Central School. A section of the roof deck's reinforcement was missing, and she fell approximately 20 ft through this section of the roof onto the gym floor. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization; after being discharged, she returned to her home in Brooklyn, NY. Employee #1, who did not speak English, had received the required training and had the proper work permits. After the media reported the accident, the INS visited the site and detained some of her coworkers; the remainder never returned to the job site. The employer had no way of knowing the roof deck reinforcement was missing.
Keywords: asbestos removal, roof decking, fall, roof, unstable surface, communication, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124422585 Occupation Not Listed
2 124422577 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 124422569 Occupation Not Listed
4 124422593 Occupation Not Listed

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