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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet at J&J Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc. in Dallas, Texas

DATE: 07/27/15

An employee was removing a hole cover to align some forms to set up an AC unit. The forms were misaligned and had to be reset. The employee fell through the hole, approximately 15 to 20 feet. He hit his head experienced swelling. A harness was not worn at the time of the incident.

Report ID 2015075099  
Date 07/27/2015  
UPA 1004721  
Inspection 1080873  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 6542 Existing roof openings, other than skylights
Event 4324 Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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