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Accident: 202329066 - Employee Is Injured When He Falls Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202329066 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30552773105/31/20021711Hardesty, Inc.
On May 31, 2002, Employee #1 and a coworker were on a roof installing mechanical drops into holes that had been previously cut. They picked up a 4 ft-by-8 ft piece of plywood that was lying on the roof deck and started to walk with it when Employee #1 stepped through a 21-in. square hole that had been covered by the plywood. He fell 21 ft onto a concrete floor and sustained a fractured right hip and a compound fracture of his right wrist. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: roof opening cover, fracture, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, roof opening, hip, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 21
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305527731 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:21
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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