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Accident: 14341812 - Employee Killed When Roof Collapses

Accident: 14341812 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1829778811/28/19891542Wetzel Construction, Inc.
Employee #1 was demolishing a gas pump island overhang. He was standing on the overhang using a sledge hammer to break off parts when he misjudged the effect of striking where he was standing causing a misbalance of the weight of the overhang. The overhang tore loose from the building and collapsed, throwing Employee #1 to the ground where he sustained bodily injuries resulting in his death.
Keywords: roof collapse, roof, demolition, collapse, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18297788 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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