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Accident: 951657 - Employee Killed When Porch Roof Collapses

Accident: 951657 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 01/27/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12543435701/27/19971751Trebor Construction Co. Inc.
At approximately 12:58 p.m. on January 27, 1997, Employee #1 was standing on the porch of a two-story wood home. He was preparing to remove temporary posts from underneath the 10 ft long and approximately 1,000 lb portico and install permanent posts on each side. He used a hammer to knock out one post and then the other post, at which point the portico fell on top of him. Employee #1 received multiple fractures of the head and body and died. He had not installed a permanent post each time he removed a temporary post.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, head, installing, unsecured, work rules, construction, struck by, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 23 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125434357 Fatality Fracture Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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