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Accident: 202357091 - Employee Dies After Falling From Roof

Accident: 202357091 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 12/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30845198812/14/20041751George Jenkins
Employee #1 was removing a slide guard bracket, when he fell approximately 18 ft 2 in. to compacted soil below and died. According to the owner of the company, slide guard brackets made of 2-in. by 6-in. lumber had been installed the entire length of the 30-ft house at the eave. However, when the fall took place, the 2-in. by 6-in. boards had been removed from the brackets on the rear half of the roof, and Employee #1 was attempting to remove the remaining brackets. After arriving on site it was noted that all 2-in. by 6-in. lumber, roof brackets, and ladders had been removed. No type of conventional fall protection was in use nor had a fall protection plan been developed. No fall protection training had been conducted.
Keywords: roof bracket, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, untrained
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 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308451988 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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