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Accident: 202486916 - Employee Fractures Hip In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202486916 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/02/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12020666906/17/20081711Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort Inc.
On May 2, 2008, Employee #1 was installing a solar heating system for a swimming pool at a two-story residential home, located in Sacramento, California. Employee #1 was carrying three-solar panels to the ridge of the roof. Employee #1 moved to get another panel when he stepped on the forth panel, which he just set down. Employee #1 slipped and fell onto the solar panel. That caused the panel to slide off of the roof and to fall to the ground. Employee #1 also fell from the perimeter of the roof, from the height greater than 19 ft. He fractured his hip and was hospitalized for twenty days.
Keywords: fracture, installing, panel, roof, building, slip, construction, pool, fall, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 19
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120206669 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:19
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from roof

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