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Accident: 202470811 - Employee Sustains Fracture In Fall From Wet Roof

Accident: 202470811 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/09/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482629808/29/20111721Purling Painting & Finishing Inc.
On August 9, 2011, an employee of Purling Painting & Finishing, Inc., a painting and finishing contractor, was working at a two-story residential home under construction. He was doing finishing and painting work on the north end of the house, where a scaffold was located. For some reason, he decided to walk across the roof without fall protection. Light sprinkles were occurring at the time. The employee slipped and fell on the wet roof and fell about 20 feet (6.1 meters) from an eave. He sustained a fracture to his chest. No witnesses observed the incident, and there was no supervisor present.
Keywords: fracture, roof, work rules, slip, construction, walking surface, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, painter
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314826298 Hospitalized injury Fracture Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:20
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Fall from roof

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