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Accident: 200621357 - One Employee Killed And Three Injured From Wall Collapsing

Accident: 200621357 -- Report ID: 0454713 -- Event Date: 02/05/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30400370002/05/20011795Mandrill Corporation Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on February 5, 2001, four employees were removing a 0.75-in.-thick masonry and plaster layer from the face of a masonry brick wall. The wall was 16 ft high by 76 ft long. The employees were chipping the masonry and plaster from the face of the wall using hammers and crow bars. Two employees were working off the back of a track hoe on the east end of the wall. One employee was working from a 10-ft wooden step ladder on the west end of the wall. The fourth employee was working from the ground level in the middle of the wall, between the employees on the east and west ends. A 39-ft long section of the brick wall began to slowly lean south and quickly collapsed. The wall was two bricks thick and constructed of solid clay bricks. One employee died when he was struck by the collapsing wall. Two employees were hospitalized with fractures to their back and chest, and the fourth employee received puncture wounds to his leg and was not hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, collapse, ladder, brick
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304003700 Fatality Other Construction laborers
2 304003700 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
3 304003700 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers
4 304003700 Non Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction laborers

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