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Accident: 658344 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 658344 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/20/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10985331710/21/19981761William Mehl Carpentry
Employee #1 was installing a vinyl strip at the edge of the roof line when he leaned out too far and the roof bracket failed. Employee #1 fell approximately 24 ft to the ground and was killed. It was subsequently deduced that the anchoring nail had either been nailed into a bad piece of plywood or had missed the truss entirely.
Keywords: roof bracket, roof, unsecured, construction, equipment failure, fall, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 109853317 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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