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Accident: 893685 - One Employee Killed, Others Injured As Roof Trusses Collapse

Accident: 893685 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 10/03/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10570612110/03/19881711Hvac Systems Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10570657610/03/19881761Alger Brothers Const. Co.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on October 3, 1988, Employees #1 through #4 were carrying materials into a building that had wooden roof trusses placed on the walls. Employees #5 and #6 were inside the building discussing work activities. The subcontractor's crew was on the roof nailing plywood to the trusses. As Employees #1 through #4 started exiting the building, the roof trusses collapsed. Employee #1 received fatal injuries. Employees #2 through #6 received multiple fractures and lacerations.

Keywords: unsecured, laceration, fracture, truss, roof, collapse, construction

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105706121 Fatality Fracture Sheet metal workers
2 105706121 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheet metal workers
3 105706121 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheet metal workers
4 105706121 Hospitalized injury Fracture Sheet metal workers
5 105706121 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors, n.e.c.
6 105706576 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers

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