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Accident: 655399 - Employee Survives 20 Ft Fall From Roof

Accident: 655399 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 02/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10962275302/10/19941741Tremblay Masonry, Inc.
As Employee #1 removed debris from a roof on a stripmall and threw it into a dumpster below, the ragged edge of a steel beam caught the glove on his right hand and caused him to lose his balance and fall approximately 20 feet. The employee struck the edge of the dumpster, then fell onto the debris on the ground. He was impaled on a piece of angle iron. Employee #1 sustained three broken ribs and a punctured lung and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, lung, roof, impaled, construction, rib, fall, lost balance, puncture
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109622753 Hospitalized injury Puncture Occupation not reported

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