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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201796075 Event: 08/12/2002Employee Falls From Roof And Fractures His Vertebrae
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 12, 2002, Employee #1 and three coworkers were reroofing a building. Employee #1 was putting shingles into a 30-gallon plastic trash can. One coworker was removing the cap shingles; another was slightly lower than the cap and removing shingles which he then pushed toward the other coworker and Employee #1. All three coworkers said they cautioned Employee #1 about getting too close to the edge of the roof. Employee #1 was dragging a trash can toward the roof's east edge when he slipped or tripped, slid down the roof, struck the rain gutter, and fell 8.5 ft to the ground. He landed on the concrete sidewalk between a brick planter and the front door. He fractured three vertebrae and was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, roof, slip, back, tripped, roofer, fall, fall protection, vertebra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301328837 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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