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Accident: 107520.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Wall, Fractures Back

Accident: 107520.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 07/12/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1331720.01507/18/2018Bxh Construction, Inc
At 10:30 a.m. on July 12, 2018, Employee #1 and three coworkers, employed by a construction company, were lifting and installing walls at a new multifamily residential building. After they set the braces for a party wall that measured 40 feet long by 9 feet 1.5 inches, the employees went to other units. Employee #1 was installing drywall on an adjacent party wall when the previously braced wall collapsed, striking and pinning Employee #1 underneath. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured lower back.
Keywords: structural collapse, struck by, spine, wall, back, carpenter, fracture, residential construction, installing, falling object, brace, drywall, unsecured, pinned
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   1 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1331720.015 30 M Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter FallDist:
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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