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Accident: 202313227 - Employee Paralyzed After Falling From Roof

Accident: 202313227 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11964356702/20/20027342Homeguard, Inc
On January 9, 2002, Employee #1 was on the roof of a single story residence tenting for fumigation. Employee #1 was pulling on a damp tarp when his leather glove slipped and he fell backwards loosing his balance and stumbling over the edge of the roof. Employee #1 fell to the ground and shattered a vertibrae causing partial paralysis. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, roof, fumigant, work rules, slip, fall, lost balance, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119643567 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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