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Accident: 170751093 - Employee Injured In Fall When Roof Truss Gives Way

Accident: 170751093 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 03/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10446803803/31/19921751Hayes Construction Company, Inc.
Employees were erecting trusses on a single family home. Employee #1 was near the peak of the last truss installed while reaching for the next truss to brace. The truss that Employee #1 was standing on pulled free from the one brace that was being used and Employee #1 fell. The employees had not braced the trusses according to the Truss Plate Institute recommendations. The employer had trained employees in the bracing procedures being used. The employees were wearing hard hats and safety shoes.
Keywords: roof bracket, truss, roof, work rules, construction, brace, fall, fall protection, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104468038 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
2 360616999 Occupation Not Listed

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