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Accident: 170667984 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Trusses

Accident: 170667984 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 09/12/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12328247709/12/19961751V & W Construction Co., Inc.

Employee #1, age 20, was retrieving a ladder while coworkers removed incorrectly installed trusses. As they removed a portion of the trusses, an adjacent truss was bumped and set into motion. The trusses on the southern end collapsed onto Employee #1. Subsequent investigation revealed that the trusses were not adequately braced.

Keywords: truss, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, brace, struck by, falling object

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123282477 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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