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Accident: 200540953 - Employee Killed After Roof Collapses

Accident: 200540953 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 12/15/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30695744012/17/20031795Robert Harvey
On December 15, 2003, an employee was hired to demolish a burned out house. The employee was removing the studs of a wall on the first level at the rear of the house with a sledge hammer. He was standing under the roof on the inside of the structure when the roof collapsed. The employee was killed.
Keywords: roof collapse, abdomen, asphyxiated, roof, demolition, collapse, caught between, crushed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Demolition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306957440 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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