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Accident: 202344669 - Employee Killed When Roof Collapses On Him

Accident: 202344669 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/18/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30799945810/18/20041795Tri-City Demolition Services, Llc
On October 18, 2004, Employee #1 was working with a crew of three demolishing a mobile home with a shingle roof. The home had been damaged during the three hurricanes which struck the area. Interior walls, except for 2 by 4's had been removed along with mobile home siding. As they were leaving the structure for lunch, the roof collapsed, trapping three workers. Employee #1 died when he was struck and trapped by a roof truss. The other two workers were rescued from the debris and had lesser injuries that were not recorded.
Keywords: roof, collapse, pinned, crushed, neck, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307999458 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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