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Accident: 200881357 - Two Employees Injured In Fall When Roof Gable Collapses

Accident: 200881357 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 07/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31075002107/23/20071751Timothy Mcnamara Dba Mcnamara Construction
On July 20, 2007, Employees #1 and #2 were installing a decorative piece on the face of an exterior wall below the peak of the roof. They put up two ladders, but they had to work off of a gabled roof extension over the front porch. As they were working, the gable projection collapsed, and they both fell 15 ft to the ground. Employee #2 sustained injuries requiring hospitalization; Employee #1 injuries were less severe, and he was treated and released that same day. When Employees #1 and #2 had last been at the site, there were two temporary posts supporting the gable end of the porch. These had been removed by the mason when he poured the porch and had not been replaced.
Keywords: support posts, installing, roof, collapse, unsecured, work rules, overloaded, construction, fall, bracing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310750021 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 310750021 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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