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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131938.015 Event: 12/22/2020Employee Dies After Falling Through Skylight
At 2:45 p.m. on December 22, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a roo fing contractor, were assigned to evaluate the condition of a commercial buildin g's roof and make simple repairs, as needed, in preparation for the building's s ale. They were on the roof when Employee #1 stepped onto a skylight that was fl ush with the roof deck. The skylight failed to support Employee #1 and collapse d, sending Employee #1 falling to the concrete surface, a fall height of 21 feet . Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admi tted for treatment of blunt force traumatic head and chest injuries. Employee # 1 died at the hospital on January 10, 2021.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chest, construction, fall, fall protection, head, inspecting, maintenance, repair, roof, skylight, structural collapse, unguarded, unprotected
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507811.015 Fatality Roofers

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