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Accident: 14500359 - Employees Injured Due To Fall From Roof Construction

Accident: 14500359 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 02/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10235574002/06/19901751Michel Construction
Two employees were installing truss members on a wood frame 20 ft above ground level and using previously installed trusses as working surfaces. Due to poor bracing, the trusses the employees were standing on collapsed and both fell to the concrete floor below. Employee #1 sustained a broken back causing paralysis and Employee #2 sustained multiple fractures to his right leg. Both were hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, paralysis, truss, roof, collapse, struck against, construction, back, fall, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102355740 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 102355740 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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