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Accident: 759670 - Employee Paralyzed After Fall From Roof

Accident: 759670 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/30/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
303558103/26/19901521Jay W. Lichty Construction
Employee #1, a roofing company owner, was working on the roof of a house under construction that had different roof heights. He was on the highest part of the roof, approximately 25 ft above ground level. It is not known why Employee #1 fell approximately 5 ft to a lower roof and then fell approximately 20 ft to the ground. He does not know what caused him to fall; no one saw him fall. He suffered fractures to his back, sternum, and three ribs and a punctured lung. Employee #1 is now paralyzed from the chest down.
Keywords: fracture, lung, paralysis, roof, work rules, construction, back, rib, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3035581 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers

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