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Accident: 200610657 - Employee Injured When Wall Falls During Raising

Accident: 200610657 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 07/26/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30253937407/26/20001521Noble House Inc.
Employee #1 and five coworkers were raising a 26 ft long wooden interior wall on the second floor of a residence. The 1,451 lb construction wall was 21 ft tall at its peak, with a 10-in-12 pitched roof. The lower portion of the wall was composed of 2 by 6s, while the upper/roof portion was composed of 2 by 4s. Eight sheets of plywood had been attached to it. As the workers were attempting to raise the wall, the wind picked up, and one of them then said that the wall was getting too heavy. They were starting to back out and lower the wall when it fell on at least three of the crew members. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: erection process, high wind, wall, unsecured, work rules, construction, manual mat handling, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 30
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302539374 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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