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Accident: 202554762 - Worker Falls From Roof And Sustains Multiple Fractures

Accident: 202554762 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 06/20/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552972706/28/20121761Adams Roofing Inc.
On June 20, 2012, Employee #1 and a coworker, of Adams Roofing, Inc., a roofing installation and repair company, arrived at a job site to replace an existing roof on a two-story single family residence. They went up the roof to survey and plan the job. They had personal fall protection equipment, which included harnesses and anchor point hooks. However, before they could install anchor points, Employee #1 slipped and fell off the edge of the roof. He fell 19 feet onto a concrete surface below. Employee #1 was transported to a hospital and treated for a dislocated right elbow, fractured nose, and fractured right wrist. He was hospitalized for about 2 weeks. Employee #1 was not a contract employee. The employer reported this accident to Cal/OSHA on June 20, 2012.
Keywords: anchor, roof, slip, construction, nose, fall, fall protection, elbow, concrete, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315529727 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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