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Accident: 202657771 - Employee Fractures Back In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202657771 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 03/27/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31666955504/15/20131751The Mon-May Company Inc
At approximately 12:30 p.m. on March 27, 2013, Employee #1, a foreman, was inspecting the sheeted roof of a two story residential single family home that was under construction. The employee was wearing a full body harness with a lanyard. The lanyard was connected to a 0.5 in. in diameter by 50-ft long rope. The other end of the rope was double-wrapped around vertical wood studs and connected back on to itself and served as an anchorage point. As the employee was walking to untie the rope, a sheet of plywood broke and he fell approximately 14 ft to the concrete garage floor. Employee #1 was transported to Urgent Care then to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a back fracture. Employee #1 remained hospitalized for more than twenty-four hours.
Keywords: anchor, fracture, roof, sheet metal, wood slab, construction, back, lanyard, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316669555 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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