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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet at Askew and Workers Construction in Houston, Texas

DATE: 01/05/18

An employee fell 15 feet through a skylight while performing roofing work, suffering multiple face and skull fractures, as well as a right hand laceration.

Report ID 2018010147  
Date 01/05/2018  
UPA 1299388  
Inspection 1287247  
Primary NAICS 236210  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 18 Multiple head locations
Source 6541 Skylights
Event 4323 Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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