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Accident: 202356754 - Employee Falls Off Roof

Accident: 202356754 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 11/26/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30846305811/26/20041761An Exteriors Inc
On November 26, 2004, Employee #1, a laborer, was working on a roof fell approximately 32 ft into soft mud. Witnesses stated that Employee #1 was only wearing a body belt and had tethered himself to a 2-ft-by-4-ft-board that was being used as a slide guard which was attached to the peak of the roof. After Employee #1 was tied in, he began moving down the roof to begin shingling when the rope that was attached to the slide guard became untied. Employee #1 slid down the roof and fell into soft mud. A witness rushed over to assist Employee #1 and noticed that he was bleeding from the mouth and immediately called emergency personnel. Employee #1 was hospitalized where he was treated for multiple fractures and possible paralysis to both legs.
Keywords: board, fracture, paralysis, roof, lanyard, roofer, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308463058 Hospitalized injury Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:32
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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