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Accident: 201401999 - Two Employees Injured In Truss Collapse

Accident: 201401999 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 07/14/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12710672207/17/19981541Holt Builders
Employees were setting 50 foot roof trusses with improper temporary bracing. The trusses collapsed causing Employee #1 and Employee #2 to fall 12 feet to the ground. Employee #1 sustained a fracture to the chest and Employee #2 sustained a fractured leg. Two plumbers working below also were injured by the trusses collapsing.
Keywords: chest, fracture, truss, roof, collapse, fall, bracing, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127106722 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other
2 127106722 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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