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Accident: 93461.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Is Killed

Accident: 93461.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 02/17/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1213138.01502/21/2017Kimco Staffing Services
On February 17, 2017, an employee and a coworker climbed an approximately 35 foo t fixed ladder with siran wrap and cutting devices so as to access the roof of t he warehouse and cover the base of the roof's skylights to prevent water from le aking into the warehouse. They started to cover the bases of the skylights toget her but after a time while still working on the roof both workers went their sep arate ways. The employee was in close proximity to a skylight on the eastern por tion of the roof. He came in contact with the protective cover of the skylight, breaking through the skylight's cover and fell approximately 35 feet to the ware houses concrete floor. The employee suffered injuries to his head and back. Cow orkers attempted to comfort the employee and called the emergency services. Long beach Fire and Paramedics responded transported the employee to the Long Beach Memorial Hospital. The employee passed away in the hospital emergency room.
Keywords: fall, floor opening, skylight
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1213138.015 23 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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