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Report: Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet at Sergio Ramon Rafael in Houston, Texas

DATE: 10/26/19

On October 26, 2019, a crew was performing roofing work in a commercial building. At approximately 4:30 PM, wind was blowing away the TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) that an employee was installing. The employee tried to grab the TPO and the wind caused the employee to back up towards an old skylight. The skylight broke and the employee fell approximately 50 ft. to the concrete floor. The employee sustained a brain injury and a broken arm and leg.

Report ID 20191011178  
Date 10/26/2019  
UPA 1513211  
Inspection 1441073  
Primary NAICS 238160  
Nature 1830 Fractures and other injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 6541 Skylights
Secondary Source 9272 High winds, gusts, turbulence
Event 4327 Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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