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Accident: 607572 - Employee Injured When Roof Trusses Collapse

Accident: 607572 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 03/23/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10273126203/23/19901751Samples Construction
Employees had erected approximately 48 wooden trusses and bracing had been installed using 2 by 4's. Virtually all the bracing was lateral and the required bracing in accordance with BWT-76 of the Truss Plate Institute had not been installed. There was a failure either in a brace or a truss web and all the trusses collapsed while plywood decking was being installed. Employee #1 was slightly injured with bruises and contusions.
Keywords: roof collapse, roof, collapse, roof decking, abrasion, roofer, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102731262 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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