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Accident: 202496782 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 202496782 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 08/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31134774408/22/20071742Jose Ventura
On August 1, 2007, Employee #1 was on the roof of a building, setting up materials to do framing work around openings that had been cut out to install duct work. Employee #1 stepped on an opening cover when it cantilevered and he fell approximately 21 ft through the opening onto the concrete floor. He sustained multiple contusions and lacerations and was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released. The roof openings had covers, but the covers had not been secured.
Keywords: roof opening cover, cover, roof, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, roof opening, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 21
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311347744 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:21
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall through opening (other than roof)

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