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Accident: 202346524 - Employee Injured From 25-Foot Fall

Accident: 202346524 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30727973702/20/20041751Mejia Carpentry
At approximately 3:00 p.m. On February 19, 2004, Employee #1 and five coworkers were installing trusses on the second floor of a two-story residential building. One of the coworkers was located on the ground rigging trusses to a crane, while Employee #1 and four coworkers were located within the trusses, of the second story, waiting to receive the trusses for installation. The trusses measured approximately 35-feet long by 8-feet tall and were rigged at the top center point of the truss. As Employee #1 stood on the backside of the house within the trusses, the crane began to lower a truss into place. When the truss was about 4 to 5 feet from being set on the top plate of the house, it broke at the center and struck Employee #1 in the arm. He fell 25 feet to the ground. Employee #1 was hospitalized at a shock trauma center and treated for a cut on his left hand and a fractured spine and hip.
Keywords: fracture, truss, construction, back, fall, struck by, falling object, hip, hydraulic crane
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 3 25
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307279737 Hospitalized injury Fracture Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Roofing
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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