DateCityStateEmployerBody PartEvent
2021-09-01LincolnNeAlflo MasonryArm(s)Struck by falling object or equipment
Roof trusses fell while they were being installed, striking an employee and breaking the employee's left arm.
2021-03-04Palm BayFlTibbetts Lumber Co. LLCHip(s)Fall on same level due to tripping over an object
On March 4, 2021, employees were carrying a roof truss when one of them tripped over lumber and fell to the ground. He suffered a broken hip and was hospitalized.
2020-09-02Palm CoastFlA.S.N.A. Construction, Inc.Leg(s)Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
The owner and an employee were standing on the ground as wooden roof trusses were being prepared to be reset in the correct position. The trusses fell in a domino effect on top of both. The owner was hospitalized for a fractured leg and a head laceration. The employee was hospitalized for fractured legs.
2020-07-17CanandaiguaNew YorkKEVIN HUGHES CONSTRUCTION INC.Multiple body partsFall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet
An employee was laying sheathing onto a flat roof. A sheet of OSB slipped out and he fell through the roof trusses to the ground 17 feet below. He suffered a broken right ankle, two damaged vertebrae, and soft tissue injures and was hospitalized.
2020-01-24VeniceFloridaArellano Imperial Inc.BrainOther fall to lower level
An employee was preparing to receive roof trusses. He was moving from an extension ladder and going onto the tie beams when he fell and struck his head on the concrete below. He was hospitalized with head injuries.
2020-01-14LeolaPennsylvaniaH.M. Stauffer & Sons, Inc.PelvisCaught in running equipment or machinery
A roof truss had stopped moving at the location where the finished trusses come out of the building and go into the finish press. An employee went into the approximately 2-foot wide gap between the wall and the finish press to push the truss into the press. The press engaged, and the truss hit the employee. The employee sustained a hair-line fracture of the pelvis, requiring hospitalization.
2019-07-15HutchinsTexasNewton Welding Services, Inc.Multiple body partsOther fall to lower level more than 30 feet
An employee was installing steel decking to the roof a warehouse while standing on a roof truss. The employee lost his footing and fell. He was wearing personal fall protection which included a full body harness, a D-ring extension, a retractable lanyard, and a beam anchor clamp. After falling approximately 21 feet, the retractable device caught and stopped his fall but then the D-ring extension’s threading failed and it broke. The employee then free-fell approximately 27 feet to the concrete fl
2019-06-14ChesterfieldMissouriFischer & Frichtel Carpentry Specialties, Inc.Wrist(s)Other fall to lower level
An employee slipped and fell to the ground while walking between roof trusses, breaking the left and right wrists.
2018-08-10MeridianIdahoBullock Building Company LLCChest, except internal location of diseases or disordersOther fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet
An employee fell from the roof of a one-story building while setting roof trusses, landed on the ground and punctured a lung.
2018-08-08Castle RockColoradoPB Framing LLCAnkle(s)Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 11 to 15 feet
An employee was setting roof trusses when a truss broke below him, causing him to fall approximately 13 feet and break his ankle.
2018-07-28Whitehouse StationNew JerseyNavy Contractors, Inc.BrainContact with objects and equipment
An employee was struck by a roof truss, suffering head injuries. The employee was hospitalized.
2018-07-05NaplesFloridaNova Engineering and Environmental LLCShoulder(s) and arm(s)Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet
An employee was inspecting roof trusses when he fell through an elevator shaft from the second floor to the first floor. He suffered a head laceration, a dislocated shoulder, and a broken elbow.
2018-06-19BozemanMontanaWestern InsulationFinger(s), fingernail(s)Struck against stationary object or equipment, n.e.c.
An employee was working from an A-frame ladder while installing cardboard baffles in a garage's roof truss seals when he lost his balance. He grabbed the garage door track to try and regain balance, and the sharp track partially amputated his right ring finger.
2017-03-11HoustonTexasTrussway Manufacturing, Inc. Fingertip(s)Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment
On March 11, 2017, an employee was guiding a finished roof truss down exit rollers past the finish press using a pivot pole as a guide. The employee's left ring finger was caught between the finished roof truss and the pivot pole, partially amputating the distal fingertip.
2016-07-06GridleyIllinoisMcCoy Construction Co.Lumbar regionOther fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was walking on the cord of the roof trusses taking measurements inside the roof trusses when he stepped on a weakened area and fell approximately 10 feet to the concrete floor below breaking the L1 vertebrae and other bones.
2016-04-05Richmond HeightsMissouriAmeri-FrameMultiple trunk locationsOther fall to lower level
While performing construction work on an apartment building, an employee's lanyard became tangled. While the employee was attempting to untangle the lanyard, a cantilevered portion of one truss contacted and pushed down another roof truss, causing the employee to lose his footing and fall to the ground. He suffered a broken pelvis, lacerated kidney, lacerated spleen, punctured lung, and broken rib.
2016-02-16AtlantaGeorgiaFrancisco SalazarLeg(s)Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet
An employee was working on a roof. The employee was in the process of moving roof trusses when he fell 9 feet to a lower level and broke his left leg.
2015-09-24BismarckNorth DakotaStraightway Construction, Inc.Leg(s)Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet
An employee fell approximately 20 feet when a series of unbraced roof trusses he was working on collapsed. The employee's legs were pinned in the debris pile of the collapsed trusses.
2015-09-03Green Cove SpringsFloridaBuilding Component Supply, Inc.BrainStruck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee loaded some roof trusses onto a flatbed truck. He started to band the load when one of the roof jacks fell and hit his head, resulting in internal bleeding and hospitalization.
2015-09-02Shavano ParkTexasSills-Swindel, Inc.NonclassifiableFall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet
An employee was working along the roof trusses doing fire proofing work approximately 9' high when he fell through the trusses. He was hospitalized overnight with minor bruises and scratches.
2015-04-29MechanicsburgPennsylvaniaYour Building Centers, IncorporatedMultiple body partsStruck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
An employee was delivering roof trusses to a new residential home site. The delivery truck bed was on an angle allowing the trusses to slide off the truck bed. A wooden girder came off the top of the stack striking the employee in the back and right foot. The employee had broken ribs and a broken right foot.