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Accident: 202453734 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202453734 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 08/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31048873908/24/20071799Argus Contracting, Inc
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on August 24, 2007, Employee #1, an asbestos worker with 10 years of experience with Argus Contracting, Inc., was part of a crew demolishing the asbestos-containing roof of a United States Army Reserve warehouse. Employee #1 was shoveling roofing material off the roof and onto the warehouse floor when he fell approximately 26.6 ft through a roof opening and onto the concrete floor. He died of injuries sustained in the fall. Employee #1 was wearing a full body harness, but was not secured to an anchor point.
Keywords: demolition, work rules, construction, manual mat handling, fall, fall protection, roof opening, tie-off
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 1 26 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310488739 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:26
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from roof

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