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Accident: 202352217 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202352217 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 01/22/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30738087301/22/20041761Jose Mendoza
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on January 22, 2004, Employee #1 was assigned to climb a ladder and access a residential roof to attach a rope to the anchor point for roofers to use for fall protection. Employee #1 was wearing a full body harness. The roof was covered with tar paper, and had an 8 in 12 slope. While Employee #1 was ascending the main roof, he stepped on a piece of loose tar paper, causing him to lose his balance. He then slid down the back side of the roof and fell off the roof at the eave, 22 ft to an area with compacted soil. Employee #1 was airlifted to the Prince Georges Hospital Center, where he was held for three days for observation and treatment of bruises and contusions.
Keywords: anchor, roof, slip, unstable surface, fall, fall protection, lost balance, slope, work surface, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307380873 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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