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Accident: 68313.015 - Employee Falls Through Unprotected Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 68313.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 09/26/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
997799.01510/02/2014Big Star Remodeling Service
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on September 26, 2014, an employee was standing on a low-slope roof preparing to paint the exterior trim. The roof contained skyligh ts and the employee did not wear a personal fall arrest system and the skylights were unprotected. The employee fell backwards through a skylight approximately 20 feet to the ground below. The employee suffered from blunt force injuries and was killed.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, residential construction, roof, skylight, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 18 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 997799.015 29 M Fatality Construction/Building Inspector FallDist: 20
Cause: Exterior painting

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