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Accident: 202532925 - Roofer Falls From Roof And Fractures Leg

Accident: 202532925 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 04/14/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31718963705/20/20141761Accurate Roofing Solutions
At 12:15 p.m. on April 14, 2014, Employee #1, a full-time roofer employed by Accurate Roofing Solutions, was installing a new layer of shingles onto the pitched roof of a one-story single family residence. At the time he was working alone. Employee #1, intending to descend the roof and go on his lunch break, moved toward the ladder positioned on the edge of the roof. Employee #1's anchor point gave way and detached from the roof's center beam. Employee #1 slipped and fell onto the roof's pitched surface, rolled off the roof's edge, and fell to the concrete surface below, a fall height of 10 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fracture of the right leg. This event was reported to Cal/OSHA at 10:25 a.m. on April 15, 2014, and Cal/OSHA subsequently investigated.
Keywords: fracture, installing, roof, construction, equipment failure, restraining device, roofer, fall, fall protection, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317189637 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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