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Accident: 202288536 - Employee Killed In Fall When Roofing Joist Collapses

Accident: 202288536 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31138185908/24/20071751Sunrize Quality Framing, Llc
On August 24, 2007, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing roof sheathing. Employee #1 moved onto a roofing joist that gave way after he stepped on it. He fell 10 ft 1 in. onto a concrete floor and was killed. On the day before the accident, Employee #1 and coworkers had installed the joists, but not the joist hangers, which were not in supply at the site. This meant that one end of the roof joists was toe-nailed into the header, without the hangers to support it. When Employee #1 stepped on the joist, the two nails securing it to the header did not hold, causing that end of the joist to collapse.
Keywords: installing, joist, roof, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311381859 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from roof

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