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Accident: 839704 - Employee Killed When Impaled On Fence Post In Fall From Roof

Accident: 839704 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 11/07/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12230616011/08/19941761Singles Roofing Co., Inc.
Employee #1 had been laying roofing material on a long narrow section of roof. He had laid the roofing material to within 9 1/2 ft of the end of the roof and apparently did not realize how close to the edge he was working. Employee #1 fell 23 ft and was impaled on a metal pipe fencepost and killed. Employee #1 was not using any fall protection. There were no warning lines or monitor installed. His foreman was working on a different roof section with his back to Employee #1.
Keywords: roof, impaled, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, metal pipe, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122306160 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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