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Accident: 202492922 - Employee Is Injured When Struck By Insulation

Accident: 202492922 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582795603/06/20121761Watson Roofing
On February 1, 2012, Employee #1 was working for his employer, a roofing contractor. Employee #1 was located on a roof and moved a load of insulation in a wheeled cart across the roof. There were two units of insulation in the load, and each unit weighed approximately 400 pounds. Employee #1 pulled on the cart and the cart tipped forward off the cart, striking Employee #1. One of the units pinned Employee #1 to the roof. Employee #1 suffered a fractured neck and was hospitalized for treatment of his injury.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, roofer, neck, struck by, thermal insulation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125827956 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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