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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200901031 Event: 04/19/2002Employee Killed In Fall Through Rotted Roof
On April 19, 2002, Employee #1 and other five workers were installing 26-gage metal roof sheeting that was 28-ft and 32-ft long. The sheeting was installed incorrectly and had to be removed and reinstalled. Two workers on the roof lifted a 32-ft metal sheet and were horizontally rotating it 180 degrees. Employee #1 was on one end of the sheet and walked on an old section of the roof that had rotted. He fell through the roof approximately 30 ft to the concrete floor and landed on his back. He was killed.
Keywords: roof, building, metal sheet, back, fall, concussion, concrete, work surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303771596 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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