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Accident: 202471777 - Roofer Cleaning With An Air Blower Falls Ten Feet From Roof

Accident: 202471777 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 04/09/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31482947405/02/20121761Wolfe Roofing Company
At approximately 08:00 a.m. on April 9, 2012, Employee #1, a 32-year-old male with Wolfe Roofing was cleaning roof surface with air blower. Employee #1 then fell through the roof, from approximately ten-feet to the concrete floor below. Employee #1 was transported to Northridge Hospital and was treated for two weeks for unspecified contusion injuries. Employee had been working for company for ten-years and the Employer was a roofing contractor. At the time of the incident, Employee #1 was performing his daily duties and was working with company's other employees and on site supervisor. Interviews were conducted with the supervisor, Employee #1 and coworkers. The investigation concluded that violation of CCR Title 8 Sec:1730(a) was the cause of this incident. The employee was commencing roofing operations, without being trained and instructed in the hazards and methods of roofing operations. As a result, the Division issued citation to the employer according to CCR Title 8 Sec:1730(a).
Keywords: roof, cleaning, compressed air, construction, roofer, fall, untrained, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314829474 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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