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Accident: 96964.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Incurs Leg Fracture

Accident: 96964.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 06/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1242004.01506/22/2017Handley Development, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on June 13, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a roofing contractor, were engaged in carpentry work on the flat roof of a one- story building. They were replacing rotten lumber on the roof overhang, which w as approximately 30 to 40 inches wide and approximately 11 feet above a brick si dewalk/patio. Employee #1 was handing tools and lumber to his coworkers, who we re on their hands and knees and nailing the lumber to the overhang. Employee #1 stepped onto the overhang and began walking toward Coworker #1. The overhang c ollapsed from his weight, and Employee #1 fell onto the bricks below, a fall hei ght of approximately 11 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 w as transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a compound frac ture of his right leg. The fracture required surgery. The subsequent investiga tion determined that the three workers were working without fall protection.
Keywords: building, carpenter, collapse, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, leg, roof
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
      1 11
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1242004.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist: 11
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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