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Accident: 14491179 - Collapsed Cement Block Wall

Accident: 14491179 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 02/01/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
107489702/04/19851795Selo Corporation
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A FRONT END LOADER TO DEMOLISH BUILDING EQUIPMENT ADJACENT TO A NON-LOAD-BEARING CEMENT BLOCK WALL INSIDE A BUILDING. THE WALL WAS APPROXIMATELY 13' HIGH. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS PASSING WITHIN 5 FEET OF THE WALL AT THE TIME OF THE DEMOLITION ACTIVITY AND THE ENTIRE WALL COLLAPED ON HIM. EMPLOYEE DIED OF INJURIES THE NEXT DAY. THE FRONT END LOADER WAS A 45,000 LB. CATERPILLAR #977L WITH FRONT BUCKET EQUIPPED WITH A CLAM ATTACHMENT. THE VIBRATION FROM THIS LARGE MACHINE ALONE COULD HAVE CAUSED THE BLOCK WALL TO LOOSEN AND COLLAPSE.
Keywords: front end loader, wall, demolition, collapse, vibrations
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1074897 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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