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Accident: 97573.015 - Trainee Falls From Roof And Incurs Multiple Fractures

Accident: 97573.015 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/19/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250223.01507/27/2017Rc Enterprises Inc
At 2:40 p.m. on July 19, 2017, Employee #1, a roofer trainee/helper, and Coworke r #1, a foreman, both employed by a construction company, were engaged in roofin g repair and replacement at a two-story single family residence. They were insta lling roofing tiles over an underlayment of tar paper installed by another work crew. Toward the end of the work day, preparing to finish work at the instructio n of Coworker #1. Employee #1 walked away from Coworker #1 and toward a Werner 2 4-foot extension ladder placed along the roof's eve. Before he could climb down from the roof, Employee #1 slipped on the tar paper and fell down to the concret e surface, a fall height of 17 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employe e #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractures of his hip, wrist, and both knees that required surgery. The subseque nt investigation determined that Employee #1 had not received training on slip a nd fall hazards of working on underlayment during very hot weather.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, heat, hip, knee, residential construction, roof, slippery surface, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 17
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1250223.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Roofers: Helpers FallDist: 17
FallHt:17
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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