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Accident: 202353330 - Employee Falls From Roof When Board Brakes

Accident: 202353330 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 11/17/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30715954111/17/20031542R. I. Myers & Sons, Inc.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on November 17, 2003, Employee #1 was working on a roof, 16 ft high, measuring the starting point for the sheet metal roof. He was standing on a 2-in. by 4-in. board installed across the tops of the trusses as part of the frame of the pole barn. The board he was standing on broke and he fell approximately 4 ft, before catching himself in the trusses below. He was hospitalized with chest injuries.
Keywords: board, chest, fracture, roof, collapse, carpenter, construction, roofer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307159541 Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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