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Accident: 130965.015 - Employee Is Crushed When Truss Falls From Forklift

Accident: 130965.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 11/07/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1501522.01511/09/2020Cedar Creek Timber Frames
At 11:07 a.m. on November 7, 2020, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a fra ming construction company, were working at the construction project for a new o ne-story commercial building. Employee #1 was rigging/securing a large wooden t russ to a forklift operated by the coworker. As the forklift began to lift the truss, the truss toppled over and struck Employee #1. Employee #1 sustained blu nt force traumatic crushing injuries to his upper body and head and was killed.
Keywords: aerial lift, blunt force trauma, carpenter, construction, crushed, falling object, forklift, framing, head, rigging, struck by, torso, truss, unsecured, wood erection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1501522.015 31 M Fatality Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry

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