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Accident: 69268.015 - Employee Falls Through Roof Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 69268.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 12/01/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1010986.01512/02/2014Byrd Transportation, Inc.
At 1:30 p.m. on December 1, 2014, Employee #1 and a coworker were covering a hol e where a skylight was previously installed in a metal roof. The employees place d a sheet of tin over the hole, but realized that they did not have the correct screws needed to fasten the tin to the roof. Employee #1 went to retrieve the s crews. As he walked away, Employee #1 stepped on the sheet of tin covering the s kylight hole and fell 25 feet to the ground below, killing him.
Keywords: fall, ppe, roof, roof opening, roof opening cover, skylight, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1010986.015 56 M Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices

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