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Accident: 200641959 - Employee Killed When Struck By Concrete Blocks

Accident: 200641959 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 04/23/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30364360506/08/20011795C.R.I. Demolition & Excavation
Employee #1 was breaking up concrete to be put in a dumpster. Several concrete blocks, cemented together and held to the overhead deck by fire caulking, fell some 10 to 15 feet, fatally striking him on the head. The area where the accident occurred was not roped off. Employee #1 was not wearing a hard hat, which did not make any difference, since the blocks weighted approximately 100 pounds collectively and hard hats are only designed to protect the head from a maximum blow of 40 foot pounds of energy.
Keywords: head, demolition, dumpster, struck by, concussion, concrete block
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 15 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303643605 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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