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Accident: 202675013 - Worker Falls Through Hole In Roof And Breaks Wrist And Rib

Accident: 202675013 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/20/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11992085807/09/20131761Priority Roofing Solutions Inc
On June 20, 2013, Employee #1, a roofer employed by Priority Roofing Solutions Inc., was working on a roof repair at a commercial building. He was working at a height of 18 feet 1 inch, pulling off dry rot plywood. When he removed the plywood, he fell through the hole created. He fell onto the duct work below the roof, and then through the ceiling, which was 13 feet above the floor. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a left wrist fracture and a rib fracture. He was hospitalized for two days.
Keywords: fracture, roof, dismantling, construction, rib, roofer, fall, fall protection, roof opening, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 119920858 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall, other

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