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Accident: 886119 - Employee Falls Through Metal Roof

Accident: 886119 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 09/24/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12063423309/24/19931795Aca Group Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER WORKER INTENDED TO DISMANTLE A SECTION OF ROOF. THE TWO WORKERS DROVE A SELF-PROPELLED LIFT UP TO THE EAVE OF THE BUILDING. THE SECOND WORKER RAISED THE SCISSOR LIFT, WITH EMPLOYEE #1 ON IT, UP TO ABOUT 14 FEET SO THAT EMPLOYEE #1 COULD WALK ONTO THE ROOF FROM THE LIFT. THE ROOF WAS COMPOSED OF CORRUGATED METAL ROOF SHEETING. EMPLOYEE #1 WALKED 25 FEET UP THE ROOF'S INCLINE TO THE ROOF'S PEAK, AND THEN STARTED TO WALK DOWN THE OPPOSITE SIDE. THE ROOF SHEETING UNEXPECTEDLY COLLAPSED AND EMPLOYEE #1 FELL APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR. EMPLOYEE #1 RECEIVED MULTIPLE INJURIES, INCLUDING A SHATTERED RIGHT ELBOW, FRACTURED HIP AND PELVIS, THIGH INJURIES, AND BRUISES.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, roof, construction, thigh, pelvis, fall, fall protection, elbow, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120634233 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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