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Accident: 202546891 - Worker Is Injured In Fall Through Roof'S Rotted Wood Planks

Accident: 202546891 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 03/05/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31754125803/28/20141541Rasmik Ovanesian Dba California Seismic Constructi
On March 5, 2014, Employee #1, employed by a concrete and framing construction contractor doing business as California Seismic Construction Company, was engaged in exterior carpentry at a commercial building. Employee #1 was on the roof replacing rotted 2 by 6's when he fell through the roof to the surface below, a fall height of approximately 13 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a skull fracture and a right zygomatic arch (cheekbone) fracture. The employer reported this incident to Cal/OSHA on March 7, 2014. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that Employee #1 was not wearing fall protection when he fell. The immediate cause of the fall was determined to be Employee #1 stepping on rotted wood.
Keywords: planking, fracture, roof, collapse, carpenter, construction, skull, fall, fall protection, face
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317541258 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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