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Accident: 202344750 - Employee Is Killed In Fall

Accident: 202344750 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/01/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30799920109/17/20041542Rick William Goff
On September 1, 2004, Employee #1, a foreman, was managing a crew that was installing a tarp over a damaged roof to prevent it from leaking. It began to rain and Employee #1 got on the roof to help his crew finish securing the tarp. He inadvertently slipped on the plastic surface of the tarp and fell approximately 10 ft 6 in. to the ground. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: fracture, cover, roof, carpenter, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, lost balance, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 1 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307999201 Fatality Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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