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Accident: 92717.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Fractures Leg

Accident: 92717.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 01/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1207017.01501/27/20171st Quality Roofing
At 10:30 a.m. on January 27, 2017, an employee was fastening metal channel sheet ing roof material over the roof of building with battery powered hand drill and metal crews. The employee asked Supervisor to be excused from roof work in order to take restroom break and was allowed to disconnect from a 50 foot rope line a nd left the work zone to travel approximately 30 feet away to a ladder. It was the employee's second day on job site. The employee traveled over an adjacent r oof peak by mistake, not the route leading to access point. The employee slippe d and slid down onto a roof with skylight. He fell through the skylight due to not being tied off with his harness, resulting in broken legs, feet, ankle possi ble back injury.
Keywords: access/egress, fall, floor opening, skylight
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 3 45
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1207017.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Roofers FallDist: 28
Cause: Roofing

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