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Accident: 200632107 - Eight Employees Are Injured When Roof Trusses Collapses

Accident: 200632107 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/06/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31336914207/07/20091542Rm Buildings, Inc.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 6, 2009, Employee #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8 were installing wooden trusses. These employees were working either on the top or inside of the trusses attached to a new pole frame building under construction. During the work, several trusses collapsed, resulting in several employees falling at approximately heights that ranged from 17 ft to 27 ft to the cement slab below. Two other coworkers were working from the top of the posts and heaters, and they were able to slide down the post(s) to the ground. Eight employees were transported to a medical center, and only Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: truss, roof, collapse, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
4 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
5 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
6 313369142 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
7 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
8 313369142 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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