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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200350148 - Employee Injured In Fall When Bar Joist Roof Frame Collapses

Accident: 200350148 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/15/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11111965704/16/19961542John Mckay Dba Bowmac Enterprises

At approximately 12:00 noon on April 15, 1996, Employee #1 and three coworkers were using a crane to stack roof decking on a skeletal steel frame building. The bar joist roof frame collapsed, and Employee #1 and the stacked materials fell two stories through the structure, landing on a concrete floor. He sustained a fractured hip and leg, several fractured ribs, and serious internal injuries, for which he was hospitalized.

Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, joist, collapse, roof decking, construction, rib, fall, hip
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 111119657 Hospitalized injury Fracture Structural metal workers FallDist:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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