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Accident: 739706 - Construction Worker Injured In Fall From Roof

Accident: 739706 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/12/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10429205705/13/19881761Terry Covey Roofing
AT APPROXIMATELY 2 PM ON MAY 12, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS DOING ROOFING WORK ON A TWO STORY RESIDENCE. HE WAS WORKING FROM A "CHICKEN LADDER". WHEN HE GOT OFF THE "CHICKEN LADDER" HE SLIPPED ON A PIECE OF ROOFING PAPER AND SLID, BELLY DOWN, OFF THE EDGE OF THE ROOF. HE FELL 27 FEET AND SOMEHOW LANDED ON HIS FEET. HE SUFFERED A MILD CONCUSSION (LASTING ONLY ABOUT 4 MINUTES) AND A BRUISED RIGHT ELBOW. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO ST. LUKE HOSPITAL IN FT THOMAS, KUNTUCKY, TREATED AND RELEASED.
Keywords: roof, slip, construction, roofer, fall, fall protection, slippery surface, concussion, elbow, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104292057 Hospitalized injury Concussion Roofers

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