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Accident: 170587943 - Employee Injured In Fall When Roof Truss Collapses

Accident: 170587943 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 07/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12016193007/30/19961751Mr Sumers
Employee #1 was working on a roof under construction. The roof was composed of open web trusses of laminated 2 by 4 rafters, covered with plywood sheets. The trusses were secured at each end in hangers attached to a metal ledger that was attached to a concrete wall. A bearing block at the end of one of the trusses split, causing the truss and plywood covering to fall. Employee #1, who was standing on the plywood that gave way, fell 27 feet onto a concrete floor. He suffered internal injuries, a collapsed lung, and a fractured skull.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, lung, roof, construction, skull, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120161930 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters

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