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Accident: 111721.015 - Employee Is Killed When Wall Collapses

Accident: 111721.015 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 12/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1365423.01512/10/2018Resource Environmental Inc.
At 3:30 p.m. on December 10, 2018, an employee was in the process of performing demolition on an 80 year old stone rock wall which was part of the main house th at was being demolished. The employee was using a jack hammer to chip out the b ottom portion of the approximately 10 foot high wall that weighed approximately 24,000 pounds. As he got about halfway through the length of the wall from the bottom, the top of the wall collapsed onto him. The employee was was crushed to death by the weight of the wall.
Keywords: collapse, crushed, demolition, jackhammer, wall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1365423.015 39 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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