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Accident: 170234264 - Employee'S Leg Broken By Collapsing Brick Wall

Accident: 170234264 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 12/18/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11534908612/18/19951521Berschauer Phillips Const Co
At 1:00 p.m. on December 18, 1995, Employee #1 was demolishing an 8 ft tall brick wall that had been cut out. Instead of starting at the top of the wall and taking out a few sections at a time, Employee started swinging a sledge hammer at the bottom of the wall. The wall collapsed and fell across his leg, breaking it in two places. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, wall, demolition, collapse, work rules, construction, falling object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115349086 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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