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Accident: 201984796 - Employee Dies From Fall

Accident: 201984796 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 05/20/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30544905005/21/20021522Dc Building, Inc.
On May 20, 2002, Employee #1 was installing 12-foot long, 2-inch by 4-inch supports onto roof trusses of an existing building. An unexpected gust of wind from the southwest side of the building caused the trusses that Employee #1 was working on to collapse. He fell to a concrete floor and struck his head as he landed. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: head, high wind, truss, installing, roof, collapse, construction, fall, fall protection, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305449050 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:13
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from roof

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