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Accident: 201634920 - Two Employees Are Injured When Patio Roof Collapse

Accident: 201634920 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 09/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30824428410/08/20041521Stephen H Reis
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on or about September 20, 2004, Employee #1, a foreman, and Employee #2, were in the process of demolishing a patio roof structure measuring approximately 21.5 ft-long by 8 ft-wide and 8 ft-high. They cut the nails fastening it to the house facia board. Employee #1 was beneath the structure when it collapsed and was hospitalized with a fracture. Employee #2 tried to lift the structure off Employee #1 and strained his back.
Keywords: fracture, roof, collapse, carpenter, construction, back, nip point, falling object, work surface
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308244284 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; carpenters and related workers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 308244284 Non Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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