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Accident: 202489233 - Employee Dies After Working On Roof

Accident: 202489233 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 09/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31323037710/05/20091521Francisco Macias Landscaping
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 14, 2009, Employee #1 was working on the roof of a one story residence. A 4 ft by 8 ft section of roof sheathing had been removed. Employee #1 was picking up debris when he fell through the hole and landed on the roof rafters. Employee #1 remained at the worksite for the remainder of the day, but did not return to work after that. On September 19, 2009, Employee #1 died as a result of cirrhosis of the liver and cardiovascular collapse.
Keywords: roof, roof decking, liver, rafter, cardiovasc disease, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313230377 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:3
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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