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Accident: 200525616 - Two Employees Are Injured When Roof Trusses Collapse

Accident: 200525616 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30571128508/23/20021522Wolf Construction, Inc.
On August 14, 2002, Employees #1 and #2, both carpenters, were on a crew that was installing roof trusses with spans of over 60 ft. While they were working, the trusses collapsed, striking both workers. Employee #1 sustained a concussion of his head. Employee #2 sustained one or more fractures of his foot. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized. There was no temporary or permanent bracing in place, nor was there a plan to brace the trusses.
Keywords: fracture, head, roof, collapse, carpenter, construction, struck by, concussion, falling object, foot
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 16
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305711285 Hospitalized injury Concussion Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof
2 305711285 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:12
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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