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Accident: 200690782 - Employee Is Killed In Building Collapse

Accident: 200690782 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 01/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30835142801/20/20061795Associated Building Wreckers, Inc.
On January 19, 2006, Employees #1 and #2 and two coworkers, of Associated Building Wreckers, were demolishing a four-story mill building in downtown Holyoke, MA. Employees #1 and #2 were working on the top floor of the building, and the two coworkers were working from a lift. The employees were removing structural roof members on the fourth floor when the fourth floor, the roof, and part of the third floor collapsed onto an adjacent building. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized for treatment of fractured hips. The coworkers on the lift were not injured.
Keywords: fracture, roof, demolition, collapse, construction, caught between, struck by, falling object, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Demolition $50,000 to $250,000 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308351428 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 308351428 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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