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Accident: 66810.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Is Killed

Accident: 66810.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 08/23/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
991761.01508/25/2014Keen Commercial, Llc
At 2:45 p.m. on August 23, 2014, Employee #1, a roofer, was working with two coworkers on the roof of a building. The employee and the coworkers were running hot tar, clearing debris from the roof and bringing the debris to the roof's trash chute. Employee #1 and one of the coworkers were carrying a board with a drying tarred mop to the edge of the roof so that they could throw the board into the dumpster. The employee and coworker were standing at the unprotected edge, away from the trash chute, and swung the board toward the dumpster. As they released the board, Employee #1 lost his balance, went over the edge and fell 35 feet into a ground level window well. The employee sustained blunt force trauma to his head and torso and was killed.
Keywords: roofer, unstable position, fall, fall protection, hot tar, roof, lost balance, head, dumpster, torso
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 35 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 991761.015 34 M Fatality Other Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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