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Accident: 202676144 - Worker'S Spine Is Fractured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 202676144 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/13/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31724981103/20/20141761Raymond Holsey Dba Merit Roofing
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on March 13, 2014, Employee #1, employed by a construction contractor doing business as Merit Roofing, was performing repairs on the roof of a single-story residence. He was removing roofing tiles from along the eave when the wood along the eave gave way. Employee #1 fell approximately 8 feet from the roof to the concrete patio below. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the University of California Davis Medical Center, where he was admitted and treated for a spinal fracture. He underwent surgery to repair the fractured curvature area between the lumbar and thoracic areas of his spine. Employee #1 was hospitalized for a total of seven days and, at the time of this report, remained away from work. This event was investigated by Cal/OSHA.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, repair, roof, spine, construction, back, roofer, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 317249811 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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