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Accident: 202462438 - Employee Falls Through Roof Opening And Fractures Leg

Accident: 202462438 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/27/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30083118709/07/20051541Soltani Engineering & Construction
On August 27, 2005, Employee #1, a self employed welding contractor, was installing welding tube steel frames for duct work for new air condition units on the roof of a commercial building. Two coworkers were cutting a 50-in. by 40-in. opening for the third duct work when their saw ran out of gas. The hole had been cut only on three sides and they went to fill up the saw's tank. Employee #1 had finish with opening Number 2 and jumped into opening Number 3 without waiting for the coworkers to complete opening the hole. Employee #1 fell through the partial opening, approximately 20 ft. He was hospitalized with a fractured tibia and fibia.
Keywords: fracture, roof, floor hole, welder, fall, floor opening, unguarded, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300831187 Hospitalized injury Fracture Welders and cutters FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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