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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet at Tip Top Sheet Metal Inc in Pearland, Texas

DATE: 08/30/19

On August 30, 2019, four employees were working from the top of a commercial building, removing the old roof and installing a new roof. One of them fell through a flush-mounted fiberglass skylight, landing on the concrete floor about 12 feet below. He suffered major head trauma and was hospitalized. Fall protection was being worn, but the safety lanyard was not tied off, at the time of the incident.

Report ID 2019089039  
Date 08/30/2019  
UPA 1494588  
Inspection 1430131  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 6541 Skylights
Secondary Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Event 4323 Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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