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Accident: 116236.015 - Employee Is Struck By Collapsing Trusses And Receives Multip

Accident: 116236.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 03/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386162.01503/19/2019Van Rite & Father, Inc.
At 12:00 a.m. on March 19, 2019, an employee operated a telehandler with a man-b asket, which contained two coworkers. The coworkers were correcting an improperl y installed brace to one of the trusses. At some point, the employee left the te lehandler to retrieve a level for the coworkers when the trusses collapsed and f ell on top of the employee. The employee was hospitalized to treat two rib fract ures, puncture to large intestine (cecum), and an unspecified knee injury.
Keywords: basket, collapse, falling object, forklift, fracture, installing, knee, operating, operator, puncture, rib, struck by, truss
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1386162.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Carpenter FallDist:
Cause: Roofing

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