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Accident: 819417 - Employee Killed In Fall Through Roof

Accident: 819417 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 05/24/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11005306305/30/19901795K & K Wrecking Corp. Dba Cuyahoga Wrecking
Employee #1 and a coworker were using jackhammers to demolish the concrete roof on which they were standing. While demolishing the slab, they neither stood on planks nor were tied-off. After the coworker had left the roof to go to the restroom, the slab gave way and Employee #1 fell. He crashed through the flooring of approximately five other levels before landing on a steel plate at the fourth floor. Employee #1 died.
Keywords: roof collapse, roof, demolition, work rules, walking on plank, construction, jackhammer, unstable surface, fall, tie-off
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110053063 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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