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Accident: 201406170 - Employee'S Wrist Is Fractured In Fall When Roof Collapses

Accident: 201406170 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 07/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12711192007/24/20021751Tri City Construction
On July 24, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were building a roof over a porch when the trusses failed and the roof structure collapsed. Employee #1 fell approximately 10 ft to the ground. He was hospitalized for a fractured wrist.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, truss, roof, collapse, unsecured, construction, fall, fall protection, wrist
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127111920 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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