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Accident: 202545620 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Fractures Spine

Accident: 202545620 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/23/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619187310/24/20137361Frank Crum
On September 23, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker were applying a roofing emulsion to a flat roof of a single story residence. They used a hose to apply the emulsion. Employee #1 was guiding the hose as the coworker applied the material. On the roof, there was a 2 ft by 8 ft skylight, which was covered, but left unguarded. While they were working, Employee #1 fell onto the skylight and through the cover and the glass. He landed inside the residence. The fall height was approximately 11 ft. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, where he was hospitalized and treated for three days due to a lumbar fracture.
Keywords: skylight, fracture, roof, spine, fall, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126191873 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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