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Accident: 200556843 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Ceiling

Accident: 200556843 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 01/26/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31628851301/31/20121795J.B. Mouton, Inc.
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on January 26, 2012, a crew of five employees was working to demolish a storage closet measured approximately 9 ft. by 4 ft. by 12 ft. which is located on the third floor of a historic building. Employee # 1 and four other coworkers removed the plaster and the studs from the storage closet with the exception of two studs that remained attached to the retaining wall at the left side. Employee #1 and Employee # 2 start prying the secondary ceiling from the original ceiling with one of the studs that was removed from the structure earlier. The secondary ceiling came down and swung across one of the wires that was attached between the two ceilings and struck Employee # 1 crushing him between the wall/window and the ceiling portion that fell. The wall/window was located approximately 13 feet to the right from the storage closet.
Keywords: anchor, crushed, bolt, ceiling panel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316288513 Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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