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Accident: 170080055 - Employee Killed When Masonry Block Wall Collapses

Accident: 170080055 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/10/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10763094906/15/19941731Electrical Concepts Contractors, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10763089906/14/19941541C.H.O.A. Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10763095606/14/19941741Cliff Strider Masonry
Employee #1, an electrician, was standing by an electrical box approximately 24 feet away from an 8-inch masonry block wall that had been completed 2 hours earlier. The wall was 20 feet high and 30 feet wide and was not braced or otherwise supported. A strong gust of wind caused the wall to collapse. Several masonry blocks struck Employee #1 about the head and body, inflicting severe head injuries and causing his death.
Keywords: head, high wind, collapse, struck by, wall, work rules, bracing, concrete block, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107630949 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 107630899 Occupation Not Listed
3 107630956 Occupation Not Listed

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