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Accident: 99734.015 - Employee Falls 23 Feet From Roof, And Later Dies

Accident: 99734.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 09/28/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269529.01510/10/2017Capstone Builders Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on September 28, 2017, Employee #1 was applying synthetic paper to a roof in preparation of the installation of a metal roof. The roof measured ap proximately 23 feet eave to ground and there was no fall protection system in pl ace. As Employee #1 walked backwards, unrolling the paper toward the edge of the roof, he stepped off the rake edge and fell to the ground below. The employee s ustained multiple injuries, including a broken collar bone and pelvis, and had t o have a chest tube inserted. Employee #1 was hospitalized, and died on October 9, 2017 due to the injuries sustained.
Keywords: chest, collarbone, fall, fall protection, fracture, pelvis, roof
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1269529.015 42 M Fatality FallDist: 23
Cause: Roofing

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