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Accident: 108109.015 - Employee Falls When Roof Truss Collapses, Fractures Leg

Accident: 108109.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 08/08/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1337179.01508/09/2018Pb Framing Llc
At 2:15 p.m. on August 8, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction framing company, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new residential building. He was installing a roof truss when the truss collapsed. Employee #1 fell, a fall height of 14 feet. He was using a personal fall arrest system, but the rope was too long and did not arrest his fall before he hit the ground. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured left tibia.
Keywords: structural collapse, fall, fall protection, roof, residential construction, installing, fracture, equipment failure, carpenter, tibia, truss, frame, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   14
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1337179.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Dislocation Carpenters

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