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Accident: 200850659 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Brick Wall

Accident: 200850659 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 03/17/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30061684403/19/19981741K & K Restoration Corp.
Employee #1, a mason's helper, was picking up loose bricks from the flat roof of a building when the upper 3 ft 6 in. of a 6 ft 6 in. tall brick parapet wall collapsed on top of him. He suffered severe injuries that resulted in the amputation of his left arm at the shoulder, amputation of his left leg at the hip, amputation of his right leg below the knee, and spinal damage resulting in paralysis below the waist. At the time of the accident, the parapet wall was undergoing renovation.
Keywords: paralysis, amputated, roof, wall, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, struck by, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300616844 Hospitalized injury Amputation Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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