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Accident: 66969.015 - Employee Falls 16 Feet From Roof And Later Dies

Accident: 66969.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 08/20/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
991920.01508/21/2014George Beckett And Sons General Contracting
At 10:00 a.m. on August 20, 2014, Employee #1 was laying felt paper on a 6/12 pitch roof. It was raining and the entire crew was trying to lay the felt paper as quickly as possible to prevent damage to the residence. The employee was not wearing any fall protection equipment. As Employee #1 attempted to exit the roof via a ladder, he slipped and fell 16 feet to the asphalt driveway, sustaining a fractured skull and facial bones, a broken ankle and a broken leg. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital. On August 27, 2014, the employee was removed from life support and passed away.
Keywords: skull, slip, struck against, asphalt, fall protection, ladder, roof, leg, fracture, fall, ankle, slippery surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 991920.015 30 M Fatality Fracture Roof Repar: Shingle FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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