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Accident: 202673125 - Worker Is Injured In Fall Through Skylight

Accident: 202673125 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/30/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31620886708/06/20121541General Consolidated Constructors Inc
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on July 30, 2012, Employee #1, a construction laborer for General Consolidated Constructors Inc., had just completed storage rack assembly work when Employee #1 was instructed by a coworker to attach a metal panel to the air conditioning unit located on the roof of the jobsite location. After completing this task, Employee #1 was instructed to return to the roof top to close an open skylight. Employee #1 utilized a boom lift to gain access to the roof through the skylight. Employee #1 walked approximately one hundred and fifty feet to the open skylight. Employee #1 had difficulty closing the skylight and applied more force onto the skylight lid. Employee #1 fell through the skylight lid and fell approximately thirty-feet below onto a scissor lift which was parked in the lowest position. Employee #1 broke his right hip, fractured his right rib, and received multiple lacerations and strains from the fall. Employee #1 was hospitalized for approximately four-days, as a result of the event. Employee #1 had been employed by the company for approximately one year and the incident occurred at a contracted jobsite.
Keywords: skylight, fracture, laceration, rib, fall, hip, sprain, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316208867 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:6
Cause: Site clearing and grubbing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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