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Accident: 201571155 - Three Employees Has Fractures - Roof Collapsed

Accident: 201571155 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30497426401/25/20021541Dmd Construction
On January 24, 2002, nine employees were setting up trusses on a newly constructed building. The employees were installing the seventeenth of 19 trusses. Ffive of the employees were working in the webbing of the trusses in order to install temporary bracing, as the truss setting procedure progressed. After setting the seventeenth truss and removing the rigging from the crane, the truss fell over against the adjacent truss, which starting a chain reaction. All the trusses, except one, ended up on the ground. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were injured in the collapse. They were taken to the hospital and were treated for fractures.
Keywords: fracture, truss, roof, collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 26
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304974264 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 304974264 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 304974264 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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