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Accident: 200031466 - Employees Injured When Roof Trusses Collapse

Accident: 200031466 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 02/12/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30409895702/12/20021542Staalsen Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 and Employee #2, carpenters, were installing wood scissor trusses. They were on the top of the trusses installing bracing and making connections. Two coworkers were performing the same functions but on the ends of the trusses. The trusses collapsed due to insufficient bracing and high winds. Employee #1 and Employee #2 rode the trusses to the ground. Employee #1 received broken bones and internal injuries and was hospitalized. Employee #2 received bruises and was treated and released.
Keywords: fracture, high wind, truss, roof, collapse, construction, roofer, fall, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304098957 Hospitalized injury Fracture Roofers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 304098957 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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