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Accident: 200624120 - One Is Killed And Another Is Injured When Building Collapses

Accident: 200624120 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 01/26/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31070613001/26/20071623Bill Ennis Dba Tennessee Technical Consultants
On January 26, 2007, Employees #1 and #2 were working for a gas pipeline contractor. Employee #1 was a laborer, and Employee #2's occupation is not stated. Gas service to a building was being capped. The two employees were using a jackhammer to dig around the gas riser outside the building, when the building collapsed. Employee #1 sustained a head concussion, and he was pronounced dead at the site from crushing injuries. Employee #2 was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for fractures of unspecified bones. There is no mention of Employee #2 on the injury lines.
Keywords: fracture, head, building collapse, construction, jackhammer, gas, crushed, pipeline, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Demolition Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310706130 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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