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Accident: 201371382 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Collapsed Roof Truss

Accident: 201371382 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 07/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31415735507/09/20101542Zartman Construction, Inc
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on July 9, 2010, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing roof trusses into a building under construction. While setting a truss into position, the truss broke and collapsed, causing Employee #1 to fall. He fell approximately 20 ft striking a lower deck level and sustaining traumatic injuries that killed him.
Keywords: truss, roof, collapse, fall, fall protection
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 314157355 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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