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Accident: 202446373 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202446373 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31059970907/24/20071791R.S.R. Steel Fabrication Inc.
At 10:10 a.m. on July 24, 2007, Employee #1 and three coworkers were installing three I-beams in the roof of a commercial building under construction. Employee #1 used an aerial lift to access the roof and stepped onto an 83 in. long by 35 in. wide by 1/2 in. thick sheet of OBS construction sheeting that was covering a roof opening. He immediately went through the sheeting and fell 30 ft, landing on the concrete floor. Employee #1 suffered suffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Riverside County Coroner. Neither Employee #1 nor any of the three coworkers was wearing personal fall protection at the time of the accident.
Keywords: roof opening cover, head, installing, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310599709 Fatality Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from roof

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