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Accident: 123241.015 - Employee Is Killed When Building Being Constructed Collapses

Accident: 123241.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/17/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1456581.01501/17/2020Freddy Acevedo
At 10:00 a.m. on January 17, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction contr actor, was working at a multiemployer construction project, a new one-story comm ercial building. He was on the roof and installing roof trusses along the north side wall when the trusses and the wall collapsed. The employee fell, sustaini ng injuries from the fall and from being struck by the collapsing building mater ials. Employee #1 was killed. He was subsequently determined to have sustained crushed lungs, a fractured neck, and a fractured skull with brain hemorrhage.
Keywords: brain, construction, crushed, fall, fall protection, fracture, hemorrhage, installing, lung, neck, roof, skull, struck by, structural collapse, truss, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1456581.015 49 M Fatality Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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