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Accident: 95439.015 - Worker Falls Through Skylight, Incurs Multiple Fractures

Accident: 95439.015 -- Report ID: 0216000 -- Event Date: 02/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1212799.01502/23/2017Kbs Construction
At 10:30 a.m. on February 23, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a roofing company, was working at a multiemployer construction site, a residential building. He wa s on the roof and installing roofing shingles. Employee #1 was instructed to cl ear some debris. As he removed the debris, he stepped over a skylight opening t hat was not properly protected. It was covered only with black paper. Employee #1 fell through the opening and into the house. Emergency services were called , and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractures, including a skull fracture and fractures to his shoulder , hand, and fingers.
Keywords: floor opening, fracture, hand, residential construction, roof, roofer, shoulder, skull, skylight, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1212799.015 42 M Hospitalized injury Roof Repar: Shingle FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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