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Accident: 99770.015 - Employee Falls When Skylight And Roof Decking Collapse

Accident: 99770.015 -- Report ID: 0625500 -- Event Date: 10/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1269726.01510/12/2017Javier Hernandez
At 2:30 a.m. on October 11, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction compan y, was engaged in roofing work at a two-story commercial building. He was remov ing screws from the metal decking. As Employee #1 walked to the roof's edge, th e skylight and decking gave way and collapsed. Employee #1 fell and landed on g rocery carts at ground level, a fall height of 11 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and t reated for multiple fractures.
Keywords: construction, decking, fall, fall protection, fracture, repair, roof, roofer, skylight, structural collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 2 13
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1269726.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Roof Repair: Sheet Metal FallDist: 11
Cause: Roofing

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