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Accident: 94605.015 - Employee Falls Through Skylight And Incurs Multiple Injuries

Accident: 94605.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 04/10/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1223925.01504/10/2017Mendel Plumbing & Heating, Inc
At 11:15 p.m. on April 10, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a plumbing/heating/air conditioning company, was performing preventive maintenance on rooftop air cond itioning units at a commercial building. He was walking back and forth across t he roof and performing his regular duties when he fell through a skylight and la nded on a concrete floor, a fall height of 19 feet. Emergency services were cal led, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treat ed for severe internal injuries, including a lacerated liver, a punctured lung, head trauma, and neck injuries. The subsequent investigation determined that Em ployee #1 had not been using any fall protection.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, head, laceration, liver, lung, maintenance, roof, skylight
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1223925.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics

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