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Accident: 14212377 - Building Collapse- Workers Die From Head Injuries

Accident: 14212377 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 04/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
248238804/09/19851751A-Ar-Be Garage Door Inc
At approximately 1:15 p.m. on April 5, 1985, Employee #1 and Employee #2 are installing two 16 feet- by- 7 feet overhead garage doors in a residential garage. The employees had removed both old doors and began replacing the south door. The roof suddenly collapsed, crushing both employees to death. The garage foundation was made with brick and mortar. The roof was 8 inches thick with a 6- inch clay tile. The deaths were attributed to severe head injuries. During the investigation, OSHA could not determine the cause and could not locate any witnesses.
Keywords: head, roof, collapse, crushed, door
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2482388 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 2482388 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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