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Accident: 202498697 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202498697 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/01/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31079475502/01/20071761California Roofing, Inc.
On February 1, 2007, Employee #1 was working on the roof of a townhouse under construction. The roof was sloped at a pitch of 10 feet in 12 feet. He was wearing a full body harness, along with a Swiss Seat with a rope grab (attached to a rope), but neither was tied off to an anchor point on the peak of the roof. In addition, there were no slide guards installed on the bottom edge of the roof. Employee #1 fell 30 feet to compacted frozen ground. He sustained a broken leg, a broken arm, internal injuries, and head and facial fractures. He was transported to Shock Trauma for treatment but died of his injuries on February 4, 2007.
Keywords: fracture, head, roof, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, arm, tie-off, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310794755 Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:30
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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