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Accident: 44084.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Is Killed

Accident: 44084.015 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 04/30/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
903603.01504/30/2013American Eagle Buildings, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on April 30, 2013, an employee was in the process of adding a meta l shell to the roof of a structure. At the time of the accident, Employee #1, wa s working alongside two other employees, working from a controlled metal decking . The employees were receiving the corrugated steel panels that needed to be ins talled on the roof from two employees that were in the basket of a scissor lift truck. Employee #1 stepped near the leading edge of the steel decking while usin g the purlin near the peak for support, to mark where the next sheet of corrugat ed steel would be installed. When Employee #1 began to kneel to make the mark, t he purlin snapped, causing Employee #1 to fall to the concrete slab below. The e mployee had worked for the company for approximately one week prior to the accid ent. Employee #1 was killed from fractured ribs, wrist, arm, and severe head tra uma sustained from the impact. Employee #1 was not wearing fall protection at th e time of the accident.
Keywords: decking, decking panel, elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, falling object, roof, steel erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 903603.015 41 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist: 25
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl

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