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Accident: 202311445 - Employee Killed In Fall From Elevation

Accident: 202311445 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 04/12/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30444306204/17/20011751C.M. Duncan Carpentry, Inc
Employee #1 was part of a four man carpentry crew that was in the process of setting roof trusses on a single family home which was under construction. Some of the trusses had already been set and Employee #1 and another worker were in the process of setting a 37-foot truss which had multiple common rafters attached. The truss was being lowered into place by a crane and the two employees were in the process of guiding the ends of the truss into truss hangers which were installed on previously set trusses. Employee #1 was standing on top of the south concrete block wall of the garage, which was 10 feet 3.5 inches high, as he was guiding the truss into place. Employee #1 lost his balance and began to fall. He grabbed onto one of the common rafters that was attached to the suspended truss. The common rafter did not hold his weight and he fell to the concrete floor of the garage. Employee #1 sustained serious head injuries which resulted in his death.
Keywords: head, truss, roof, wall, rafter, fall, concrete block, lost balance, crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304443062 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:10
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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