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Accident: 202045217 - Employee Falls From Roof, Later Dies

Accident: 202045217 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 12/11/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30860829812/11/20061761A-One Roofing
On December 11, 2006, Employee #1 and two coworkers were stretching a rubber membrane across a low slope roof and gluing it the surface. Employee # 1 was in the Southwest corner of the roof with his back to the edge pulling the rubber toward him. It is believed that a section of rubber folded over on itself and immediately set, and Employee #1 pulled on the rubber in an attempt to flatten the fold and lost his grip, or lost his footing, or both, and fell backwards off the roof. Employee #1 was able to hold onto the roof temporarily, while a coworker lunged for him. Employee #1 lost his grip before the coworker could reach him. Employee #1 fell approximately 21 ft. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for serious head injures, but was removed from life support two days later.
Keywords: head, roof, glue, stuck, construction, fall, lost balance
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308608298 Fatality Concussion Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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