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Accident: 202453361 - Employee Is Injured In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 202453361 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 03/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31048692303/23/20071761Claud Townsley Inc Dba Central Roofing
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on March 9, 2007, Employee #1, a roofer, was cleaning an area he and other coworkers hand been working at on the roof. One of the coworkers began dancing, and Employee #1 stepped backwards to avoid being struck by him. Employee #1 tripped on the edge of a plastic skylight dome and fell onto the 52-in. by 100-in. dome. The dome broke and he fell 25.16 ft to a concrete floor. He fractured his right leg, collar bone, jaw bone, and both elbows. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: skylight, roof, cleaning, collarbone, tripped, roofer, fall, fall protection, elbow, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310486923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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