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Accident: 202288684 - Employee Injured In Fall When Roof Trusses Collapse

Accident: 202288684 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/28/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31144863308/28/20071751Pisani Construction, Llc
On August 28, 2007, Employee #1 was on the trusses of a flat roof, at a height of approximately 18 ft 6 in., preparing to install roof sheathing that was staged on the roof trusses. He removed a 2-by-4 truss brace to snap a chalk line, and shortly thereafter the roof trusses collapsed inward. Employee #1 fell onto a concrete slab, sustaining injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: truss, installing, roof, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, fall, fall protection, bracing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1 18
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311448633 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
FallHt:18
Cause: Installation Of Decking-Initial Laying Deck (Incl
FatCause: Fall from roof

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