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Accident: 202491536 - Employee Breaks Wrist In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202491536 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 12/02/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31453482712/22/20101761Jose Thomas Hernandez Dba Thomas Roofing
On December 2, 2010, Employee #1 was working for his employer, a roofing company. Employee #1 was assigned the task of renailing plywood sheathing near the edge of a single-story residence. Employee #1 was working alone. Employee #1 stepped from one sheet of plywood from another, his foot slipped and he fell on to a metal roof that was attached to the house and was covering up an open area below. Employee #1 landed on the metal roof, and the roof collapsed against the side of the house. He then fell the remainder of the distance to the concrete slab below. The homeowner called the employer, who was Employee #1's brother, and Employee #1 was transported to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Employee #1 suffered a fractured right wrist that required surgery to insert a plate and screws plus 29 stitches. Employee #1 was hospitalized for three days and then was released.
Keywords: fracture, roof, collapse, slip, fall, fall protection, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314534827 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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