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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at HARNESS ROOFING, INC. in Siloam Springs, Arkansas

DATE: 06/22/16

An employee was removing insulation from the sheetrock ceiling of a roof when he stepped on the sheetrock ceiling and fell 20 feet to the floor below. He suffered a fractured skull, broken ribs, lacerated spleen, broken left wrist, and bruised kidney.

Report ID 2016065554  
Date 06/22/2016  
UPA 1104775  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6561 Ceilings
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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