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Accident: 75297.015 - Worker Falls From Roof And Fractures Wrist

Accident: 75297.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 01/22/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1049667.01503/25/2015San Mateo Cal-Kiwi Roofing, Inc. Dba Cal-Pac Roofing Of San Mateo
At 9:00 a.m. on January 22, 2015, Employee #1, a roofing contractor working on the roof of a two-story residential building. He was performing as a laborer as sistant to two journeyman roofers. They were re-roofing the building. As Emplo yee #1 walked on the sloped roof, he stepped over a bundle of asphalt shingles. Employee #1 slipped, slid down the roof, and fell off the edge, a fall height o f 9 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to th e hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured wrist and a compartment syndrome wrist injury.
Keywords: building, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, roof, slope, tripped, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1049667.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist: 9
FallHt:9
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