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Accident: 170291215 - Employee Injured When Struck By Collapsed Retaining Wall

Accident: 170291215 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 07/27/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31136432709/12/20071542Empire Building Co. Llc
On July 27, 2007, Employee #1 was part of a crew demolishing, both manually and by machine, a 14 ft tall by 30 ft long terraced block wall. As the demolition proceeded, fallen material was allowed to pile up behind the wall, against a parallel rear retaining wall. The retaining wall eventually became incapable of supporting the load of debris and fell over, striking Employee #1. he sustained serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized.
Keywords: wall, demolition, collapse, work rules, overloaded, construction, struck by, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311364327 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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