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Accident: 200263382 - Employee Dies After Fall When Building Collapses

Accident: 200263382 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 09/24/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31113015710/01/20071795Ray Stiles Company
On September 24, 2007, Employee #1 and coworkers were dismantling an old conveyor house between two buildings. All unnecessary components had been removed, leaving only the main frame, which was secured and stabilized with 1 in. steel cables reinforced with turn buckles and cable clamps. A coworker had cut four corners out of the 6 in. angle iron to the structure when, after making the final cut, the structure pulled loose from the building to which it was attached and collapsed. Employee #1 and two coworkers were on the structure, approximately 70 ft from where the cut was made, and fell with it. All sustained injuries but Employee #1 developed a blood clot and was placed on life support. He died approximately four days later when life support was disconnected.
Keywords: blood clot, dismantling, unsecured, building collapse, work rules, construction, fall, bracing, elevated work plat
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant Demolition Under $50,000 1 50 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311130157 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:50
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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