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Accident: 75878.015 - Superintendent Falls Through Skylight And Fractures Arms And

Accident: 75878.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 01/16/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1055946.01502/04/2015P Elkins Welding
At 8:00 a.m. on January 16, 2015, Employee #1, a project superintendent employed by a construction welding company, was working at a commercial building for an auto dealership. He was walking on the building's roof to take photographs. Em ployee #1 stepped backwards and fell through a skylight to a concrete floor, a f all height of 16 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was tran sported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for fractures to his arms and legs.
Keywords: arm, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, leg, roof, skylight, walking backward
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1055946.015 61 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist: 16
Cause: Roofing

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