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Accident: 200372068 - One Employee Killed And Four Injured When Wall Collapses

Accident: 200372068 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30356412402/04/20021741General Masonry
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30356413202/11/20021542Clancy & Theys Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30356412402/04/20021741General Masonry
On February 4, 2002, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were on a fabricated frame scaffold laying block, which was topping off a masonry wall more than 40 ft in height. Another wall which had been erected earlier stood approximately 29-ft-away, behind the scaffold that Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 were on. Neither wall had been braced nor otherwise secured against tipping over or collapse. Both walls exceeded 40 ft in height and the one to the employees' rear was nearly 50-ft-high. A tie wire Number 9 was used in approximately seven areas to tie a wall to structural steel. The wall to the rear collapsed and struck the scaffold they were on. Employee #1 sustained a concussion and was killed. Employees #2 and #3 sustained bruises, contusions, and abrasions, and were hospitalized. Employee #4 sustained a concussion and Employee #5 fractured his arm. Both were also hospitalized.
Keywords: head, wall, concussion, fracture, high wind, collapse, blocks, construction, struck by, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303564124 Hospitalized injury Concussion Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 303564132 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 303564124 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
4 303564124 Fatality Concussion Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
5 303564124 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Brickmasons and stonemasons FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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