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Accident: 200670024 - Five Employees Injured When Concrete Wall Falls In Wind Gust

Accident: 200670024 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 01/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11650307901/08/19961771Lmg Construction
On January 8, 1996, Employees #1 through #5 were erecting the tie beam wall for a residential housing complex. Three employees were on scaffolds, one was on a 10 ft ladder, and one was on the ground cutting plywood. The wind was blowing at approximately 20 mph, with gusts to 40 mph. A strong gust caused a 70 ft long by 11 ft tall concrete block wall to collapse. Employees #1 through #4 sustained injuries that required hospitalization; Employee #5 received first aid treatment at the site.
Keywords: high wind, wall, collapse, work rules, ladder, construction, fall, fall protection, concrete block, scaffold
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116503079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 116503079 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 116503079 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 116503079 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
5 116503079 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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