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Accident: 97533.015 - Worker Is Paralyzed In Fall Through Roof Insulation

Accident: 97533.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 07/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1249906.01507/25/2017Onofre Reyes
At 2:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a painting contractor, w as engaged in steel erection at a multiemployer construction project, a two-stor y building. To help other employees, he began inserting roof inserts in prepara tion for the installation of roofing material. Employee #1 reportedly leaned ov er and fell through the roof insulation to the concrete floor, a fall height of 10 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured spine and paralysis.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, paralysis, roof, spine
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1249906.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Structural metal workers FallDist: 10
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Moving Point To Point

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