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Accident: 202554960 - Employee Falls Through Opening In Roof And Breaks Hip

Accident: 202554960 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/16/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31552877807/18/20121761Ross & Barrows Inc.
On July 16, 2012, Employees #1 and two coworkers, of Ross & Barrows, Inc., a roofing business, were working on a roofing modification. The two coworkers had just detached a damaged sheet of plywood, creating an opening in the roof. They turned to pick up a replacement sheet. Employee #1, a labor support employee, picked up the detached plywood and inadvertently stepped into the opening. He fell 18.5 feet onto the concrete slab below. Employee #1 required hospitalization for a fractured hip. This accident was reported to the Cal/OSHA Division on July 16, 2012. The report noted that Employee #1 was not a contract employee.
Keywords: concrete slab, fracture, roof, roof decking, construction, fall, fall protection, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315528778 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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