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Accident: 96990.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Is Injured

Accident: 96990.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/30/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1245708.01507/10/2017Bill Shields Roofing, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017, an employee was installing a self-adhering membra ne to a roof with a slope of 1.25 feet to 12 feet (vertical to horizontal). As t he employee installed the last section of the membrane he determined that it was too wide. He folded over the membrane cap sheet lengthwise and began ripping it with a knife, all while walking backwards. Once the employee reached the edge o f the roof, he stood up and inadvertently stepped backwards and fell of the roof . The employee sustained severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, as well as fractu res to one of his clavicles and ribs. The employee was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was hospitalized and received treatment.
Keywords: collarbone, fall, fall protection, head, rib, roof, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 1 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1245708.015 58 M Fatality FallDist: 12
Cause: Roofing

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