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Accident: 200101269 - Falling Wood Trusses Kill And Injure Employees

Accident: 200101269 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 01/09/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30448775401/09/20021541Enviro-Com Construction Inc.
On January 9, 2002, at CSX Transportation located at 601 E. 152nd Street in Cleveland Ohio, there was an accident that involved Employees #1 and #2. The accident occurred when erected wood trusses that were being set, fell. The trusses fell from the starting point and continued until all of the erected trusses fell, approximately 130 ft. This caused the south wall, made of masonry block, to fall on top of Employee #1, the site-superintendent, killing him. Employee #2, a carpenter, fell from the trusses and sustained an abrasion.
Keywords: wood erection, blocks, fall, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304487754 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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