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Accident: 14516140 - Construction Employee Fell When Roof Truss Collapsed

Accident: 14516140 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
230864103/26/19851751Rika Builders, Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING IN THE INSTALLATION OF WOODEN ROOF TRUSSES. THE TRUSSES WERE NOT PROPERLY BRACED; THEY COLLAPSED, DOMINO STYLE, AND FELL THROUGHOUT THE LENGTH OF THE 202 FOOT LONG BUILDING. EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS STANDING ON TOP OF A TRUSS AT THE TIME OF THE COLLAPSE, FELL AND STRUCK HIS HEAD AND NECK. HE DIED THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE ACCIDENT OCCURED ON MARCH 25, 1985.
Keywords: head, truss, roof, collapse, unsecured, construction, fall, neck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2308641 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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