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Accident: 170179006 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Wall

Accident: 170179006 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 10/07/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004355910/14/19931751Camron Holt Const.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004359110/14/19931751Camron Holt Const.
Five employees (3 from Camron Holt Construction, 2 from another employer) were attempting to stand up a framed wall that was 19 ft 8 in. by 12 ft 9 in. and weighed approximately 1,200 lb. It was agreed, after coming half-way, that the lift would not be successful and that they would drop the wall back down. The lifters agreed to step aside or between beams. Employee #1 was caught when he attempted to step between the beams and the wall came down on him, fracturing 2 vertebrae in his back.
Keywords: fracture, wall, work rules, construction, falling object, vertebra
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120043559 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenters
2 120043591 Occupation Not Listed

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