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Accident: 111720.015 - Employer Falls When Trusses Collapse, Breaks Leg

Accident: 111720.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 10/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1353187.01510/09/2018B. Hagen Construction, Llc
At 2:45 p.m. on October 9, 2018, Employee #1, the company owner, and three cowor kers, employed by a construction framing company, were installing roof sheathing to a one-story wood-framed commercial storage building as part of a multi-emplo yer construction project. They were using an articulated boom and scissor lift s. About halfway through the sheathing work, the trusses collapsed due to inade quate bracing. The owner, who was not using fall protection, fell, a fall heigh t of greater than 16 feet. The coworkers were not injured. The owner was trans ported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a fractured femur (thighbone).
Keywords: boom, bracing, carpenter, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, installing, leg, roof, roof decking, scissor lift, structural collapse, thigh, truss, unsecured
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1353187.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause:

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