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Accident: 69313.015 - Employee Is Paralyzed In Fall From Roof, And Later Dies

Accident: 69313.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 09/08/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1006655.01511/05/2014Leddingham Construction
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on September 8, 2014, an employee, a laborer, arrived at the site to perform siding work on a residential home. The employee was to r eplace facia board along the length of the front of the house that was located a bove the front porch. The employee, working alongside a coworker, was standing o n the roof of the porch which was approximately 10 feet from the ground. The emp loyee had picked up a box of nails and began to pass out when he fell off the po rch roof onto the ground below. The employee was transported to the hospital whe re he was treated for spinal injuries which resulted in paralysis from the chest down. The employee was released from the hospital on November 5, 2014, and died at his home on November 28, 2014 as a result of the injuries he sustained in th e incident.
Keywords: fall, paralysis, roof
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1006655.015 27 M Fatality Installers And Repairers FallDist: 10
Cause: Exterior cladding

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