please see attached picture. Is it safe to step on the angled wood support highlighted in red box?enter image description here

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yes - these are elements of the truss system which holds up your roof. Usually, any 2x4 you find in an attic is safe to step on - except for small pieces uses to mount vent pipes.

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    I second this. One thing to add though is to make sure that the 2x4 is attached. I have occasionally seen boards in attics that aren't attached at all! Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 3:46

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