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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at TPO Roofing Pros USA in Refugio, Texas

DATE: 05/19/19

An employee was installing roof decking and fell approximately 20 feet through the roof, landing on the practice gym floor. The employee sustained fractures to both legs that required hospitalization.

Report ID 2019055069  
Date 05/19/2019  
UPA 1456885  
Inspection 1402933  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 510 Leg(s), unspecified
Source 6540 Roofs, unspecified
Secondary Source 6629 Floor, n.e.c.
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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