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Accident: 200520203 - One Employee Killed By Roof Trusses, One Has Heart Attack

Accident: 200520203 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/30/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11508252110/01/19961542Eberts Construction, Ltd.
On September 30, 1996, Employee #1 was installing roof trusses inside a new 66 ft wide by 80 ft long building. His job was to nail continuous lateral bracing and bracing from the ceiling joist to the bottom of the exterior wall. Employee #1 had nailed the bracing to the ceiling joist and was on his way down to nail the bottom when the roof trusses collapsed and struck him in the head. He was killed. The construction crew had installed half of the trusses on 2 ft centers, and only the west gable end truss was standing. Employee #2 suffered a heart attack after the accident, and was hospitalized.
Keywords: erection process, roof collapse, head, truss, unsecured, heart attack, work rules, construction, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115082521 Fatality Concussion Carpenters
2 115082521 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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