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Accident: 133129.015 - Employee Sustains Crushing Injuries When Struck By Falling W

Accident: 133129.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512541.01501/25/2021Allen Construction, Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on January 18, 2021, Employee #1, a forklift operator employed by a construction company, was working at the site of a new two-story residence. He had brought the trash box over to the back of the house and was standing on the ground picking up trash. A gust of wind snapped the cross braces holding up a 21-foot wide by 22-foot high top heavy back framed wall, causing the wall to col lapse. The falling wall crushed Employee #1 between one of the wall's cross bra ces and the trash box. The employee was transported to the hospital and admitte d for treatment of extensive injuries. These included fractures to both shoulde rs, both collarbones, and all ribs, and punctures to both lungs.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, brace, cleaning, collapsed lung, collarbone, crushed, equipment operator, falling object, forklift, fracture, framing, high wind, puncture, residential construction, rib, shoulder, struck by, struc
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1512541.015 52 M Hospitalized injury Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators FallDist:
Cause: Forming

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