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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170716245 Event: 11/04/1992Employee Injured As Wind Causes Fall From Roof
On November 4, 1992, Employee #1, a decker, and a coworker were putting the decking on a 2-story house. He was carrying 4 ft by 8 ft piece of 5/8 in. plywood to put on the trusses. Employee #1 was close to the edge of the roof when a gust of wind caught the plywood. Because he did not turn it loose fast enough and because he is a very light weight person, Employee #1 was blown from the roof. He landed on his left knee. Employee #1 was taken to University of California at Davis Medical Center, where on November 13, 1992, the knee was operated on. The employer has a good safety program. No safety violations were cited.
Keywords: decking, knee, high wind, roof, decking panel, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 119749463 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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