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Accident: 14257976 - Three Employees Injured In Fall When Wall Collapsed

Accident: 14257976 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 04/04/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10292843904/04/19911741Keystone Masonry Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10292844704/04/19911522Reshetar Construction
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10292843904/04/19911741Keystone Masonry Company
Employees #1 and #2, both masons, were on a scaffold laying the last course of concrete blocks on a 40 ft long by 15 ft high interior wall of a two-story townhouse. Employee #3, a mason tender, was passing blocks to Employees #1 and #2. A strong gust of wind blew the block wall onto the scaffold. As the wall and scaffold collapsed, the additional weight caused the first and second floors of the townhouse to also collapse. All three employees fell with the debris, landing in the basement. Employees #1 and #2 sustained compound fractures and were hospitalized. Employee #3 broke his nose.
Keywords: concrete block, fracture, high wind, collapse, building collapse, construction, nose, scaffold collapse, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102928439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 102928439 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
3 102928447 Occupation Not Listed
4 102928439 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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