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Accident: 308660125 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 308660125 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 03/15/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30866012503/15/20051799American Steel & Precast Erectors
On March 15, 2005, Employee #1 was assisting with the installation of a roof ice and water barrier on a building. As he was located on the roof, walking backwards, he fell approximately 28 feet to the ground, suffering multiple fractures. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for his injuries. The accident investigation revealed that Employee #1 did not see the gable edge of the roof, which was the primary cause of the accident. In addition, he was not using personal fall protection.
Keywords: fracture, roof, building, construction, fall, fall protection, work surface, inattention
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308660125 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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