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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at SOUTHWESTERN ROOFING AND METAL, INC. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

DATE: 04/02/19

An employee was helping a sheet metal foreman measure a small sheet metal roof over the dock. The employee walked onto the sheet metal roof and fell through a flush skylight on the canopy. He fell 16 feet, landed on some 55-gallon drums, bounced, and ended up on the dock concrete flooring. He was hospitalized with broken ribs, broken vertebrae, a punctured lung, an injury to the other lung, and a damaged spleen.

Report ID 2019043409  
Date 04/02/2019  
UPA 1441978  
Inspection 1390411  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 6541 Skylights
Secondary Source 2112 Barrels, drums-except pressurized
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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