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Accident: 202359030 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202359030 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 09/18/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31000687909/18/20061761David M. Stier Contracting, Inc.
On September 19, 2006, Employee # 1 was using a digging bar to remove metal flashing that was installed along the edge of a roof. The roof was 62 feet wide by 212 feet long and was approximately 32 feet high. Employee #1 was in a standing position and leaning forward, using the wedge-end of the pry bar to pry the metal flashing off the roof. As he pushed forward, he lost his balance and fell head-first off the roof, landing on his side and back. He sustained multiple broken bones, a shattered pelvis, internal bleeding, and paralysis. Employee #1 was transported to the Trauma Unit of Prince Georges General Hospital, where he was hospitalized and listed in critical condition.
Keywords: fracture, demolition, construction, pelvis, roofer, fall, fall protection, lost balance, pry bar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 3 32
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310006879 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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