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Accident: 200611853 - Employee Is Injured When Wall Falls On Him

Accident: 200611853 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 04/20/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30695066804/22/20051521Mooers & Company
On April 20, 2005, Employee #1 and two coworkers were raising a framed wall. The wall consisted of eight sheets of plywood and numerous 2-in. by 4-in. studs. It weighed approximately 562 pounds. The crew secured the wall to the existing floor in several locations with straps and brackets. The floor was built of compost material that was not strong enough to hold the strapping and brackets used to help raise the wall. As the wall was raised the brackets and straps broke loose. The bottom of the wall slipped and the wall fell on Employee #1 and the coworker. Employee #1 received an injury to his leg.
Keywords: carpenter, pinned, construction, crushed, fall, struck by, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 22
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306950668 Non Hospitalized injury Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Installing interior walls, ceilings, doors
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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