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Accident: 126344.015 - Employee Is Struck In Head With Masonry Brick, Later Dies

Accident: 126344.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 05/20/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475998.01505/22/2020C.D. Smith Construction, Inc.
At 7:30 a.m. on May 20, 2020, an employee was working to clear out a section of existing wall to lay brick in an opening left where some equipment was removed. At some point, a six foot high by six foot long section of wall above the employ ee came loose. One of the falling bricks struck the employee's head, who was wea ring a hard hat at the time. The employee was hospitalized for two days for seve re blunt force trauma to the head and later died of the injuries sustained.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brick, falling object, hard hat, head, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1475998.015 35 M Fatality Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause:

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