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Accident: 14424311 - Employee Killed When Building Collapses

Accident: 14424311 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 07/17/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10003535107/18/19851795James Thomas
Employees #1 and #2 and coworkers were salvaging bricks by removing them three rows at a time. An employee working near the center of the building installed a metal tool into an 8 to 10 ft section of the wall and then pulled on it. The wall fell in, causing the building to collapse. Employee #1 was killed and Employee #2 was injured.
Keywords: dismantling, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, struck by, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100035351 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported
2 100035351 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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