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Accident: 100101021 - Two Employees Killed When Building Collapsed

Accident: 100101021 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 10/28/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30250989810/29/19991795Environmental Construction Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 worked for a company that was demolishing a building. The walls had been removed, and the concrete roof was supported by steel columns. The employer then proceeded to cut the columns to weaken the structure so it could be pulled over. Nearly all of the columns had been cut when Employees #1 and #2 went up in a basket attached to the forks of a Forklift to attach a large cable. They had been raised about halfway when the building collapsed on them. Employees #1 and #2 were killed, and the lift operator was injured.
Keywords: demolition, building, collapse, unsecured, building collapse, work rules, column, construction, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000 1 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302509898 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 302509898 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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