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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 734939 - Employee Killed In Fall From Roof

Accident: 734939 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 04/28/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10544655304/29/19871761Edwin J. Ware & Son, Inc.
Employee #1 was standing on the roof of a 42 ft high three-story building, attempting to remove a 45 lb 5 gallon bucket of tar from a 400 lb Hoistmaster material hoist, model #12SD. The hoist started to fall and the employee attempted to catch it, but he was pulled off the roof, landing on the concrete sidewalk. Employee #1 received massive head injuries and was killed. A counterweight was not being used.
Keywords: head, roof, hoisting mechanism, counterbalance, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105446553 Fatality Other Roofers

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