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Accident: 690677 - Employee Remains Unconscious After Fall From Roof

Accident: 690677 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 05/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
327372905/01/19851761Paulsen Roofing Inc
Employee #1 was working on a steep pitched roof at about the 25 ft level at the last gable end when he backed off the end of a roofing plank and fell to a lower level flat roof. He apparently landed on his head and neck, fracturing two vertebrae and sustaining a closed head injury. After a week, Employee #1 remains unconscious. Brackets and planks were provided from the apex to the eave of the flat roof; however, the gable end was unprotected.
Keywords: fracture, unconsciousness, roof, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, vertebra, unguarded, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3273729 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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