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Accident: 848903 - Employee Dies In 18-Foot Fall Through Roof Opening

Accident: 848903 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 11/01/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10252890811/02/19931751Jade Carpentry Contractors Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10252889011/02/19931542Pepper Construction Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10253207411/02/19931761East Iowa Deck Support, Inc.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on November 1, 1993, Employee #1 was preparing to set curbing on the fifth roof opening for which a sheet metal worker from another employer was constructing a guard. The worker, while cutting the metal deck, broke his saw and explained to Employee #1 that he had to get a new one. After the worker left the area, Employee #1 apparently stepped onto the cut sheet metal deck and fell through the roof opening 18 feet 9 inches to the second floor. Employee #1 died from severe head trauma.
Keywords: head, fall, unguarded, work rules, metal decking, roof opening, construction, unstable surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102528908 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 102528890 Occupation Not Listed
3 102532074 Occupation Not Listed

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