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Accident: 202313565 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202313565 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 07/01/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969229107/15/20031711O & M Industries
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on July 1, 2003, Employee #1 was cleaning material on a roof as part of a crew replacing a large fiberglass machine. Apparently, he lifted a 4-ft by 8-ft plywood cover over a hole, and stepped or fell into the opening. Employee #1 struck a support beam, and then fell approximately 30 ft to the concrete floor. He was hospitalized for head, rib and arm injuries. Employee #1 was wearing a harness and double-strap lanyards. He is unable to remember the accident, and two coworkers on the roof did not witness the fall. The employer stated that the opening had two covers - the top cover was marked "Hole" and two angle irons had been placed on it to weigh it down; the lower cover was not secured or marked.
Keywords: head, cover, roof, lanyard, rib, fall, arm, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119692291 Hospitalized injury Fracture Millwrights FallDist:
FallHt:40
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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