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Accident: 134574.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall When Truss Collaps

Accident: 134574.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/05/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1508875.01501/06/20217 Stars Construction Llc
At 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2021, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction contractor, were installing trusses for a new one-story commercial build ing. The trusses collapsed, later determined to have been caused by inadequate bracing. Employee #1, who was not using fall protection, fell and sustained hea d injuries and fractures to multiple fingers. Employee #1 required hospitalizat ion for his injuries. The coworker, who was using fall protection, also fell. However, his fall was broken, and he was suspended from his lanyard.
Keywords: construction, fall, fall protection, finger, fracture, head, installing, roof, roofer, structural collapse, 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 1508875.015 25 M Hospitalized injury Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause:

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