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Accident: 202311023 - Employee Fell Through Skylight

Accident: 202311023 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/01/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30315597202/03/20001711Air Mechanical & Service Corp.
On February 1, 2000, Employee #1 was working on the roof of a warehouse that was to be converted to a church auditorium and classrooms. Fifteen of the 130 existing skylights on the roof of the warehouse were to be used for installation of air conditioning units. Employee was measuring and marking which skylights were to be fitted with units. None of the existing skylights had covers or guardrails to protect employees from falls. Employee #1, while measuring, apparently tripped and fell into and through an existing skylight and fell 22 ft to the concrete floor. Employee #1 died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: skylight, air conditioner, floor hole, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 22 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303155972 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:22
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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