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Accident: 99531.015 - Employee Falls From Roof And Incurs Head Injuries

Accident: 99531.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1267210.01509/22/2017Builder Services Group, Inc.
At 8:45 a.m. on September 22, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a metal commercial building. He was installing insulation to the metal roof. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of approximately 25 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for serious head injuries. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that Employee #1 had not been tied off, and no anchor point had been provided. In addition, Employee #1 had not been trained on fall protection requirements, and he lacked experience in insulation installation on metal buildings.
Keywords: tie-off, construction, fall protection, installing, roof, metal decking, head, fall, building, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1267210.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Insulation Workers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from roof

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