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Accident: 135375.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Concrete Wall

Accident: 135375.015 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 05/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1529179.01505/06/2021Michael Distasio

At 8:00 a.m. on May 6, 2021, an employee used an mini-excavator to remove soil a long a concrete wall to access the wall's footer. Once the footer was located, t he employee exited the excavator, enter the excavation and began to hand dig. A coworker was sent to retrieve a shovel when they heard a loud pop and turned aro und to see the wall collapse onto the employee, who was killed.

Keywords: collapse, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, masonry wall, shovel
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   3 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1529179.015 55 M Fatality Elevator operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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