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Accident: 514794 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Fiberglass Skylight Panel

Accident: 514794 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/05/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11033902503/01/19905093Spk Industries, Inc.
At approximately 10:50 a.m. on March 5, 1990, Employee #1 and a coworker were on the roof of their place of employment covering a hole with a 16 ft long piece of tin. Employee #1 was in the lead as the two carried the tin toward the area to be repaired. He stepped on a fiberglass skylight panel, which gave way beneath his weight. Employee #1 fell 26 ft to the concrete floor. He sustained a concussion and was killed. Scaffolding or other work platforms were not furnished to provide safe access to the area to be repaired.
Keywords: skylight, head, roof, work rules, fall, fall protection, concussion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110339025 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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