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Accident: 201113198 - Employee Is Injured In Fall From Retaining Wall

Accident: 201113198 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/01/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031002408/03/20011521Fdc Corporation
On August 1, 2001, Employee #1 was removing the form work from an upper retaining wall. This wall was separated from a lower retaining wall by a 3-ft section of sloped dirt. The lower retaining wall was approximately 10 ft tall and the upper wall was approximately 6 ft tall. Employee #1 was standing 2 to 3 ft away from the edge of the upper retaining wall and using a pick axe to remove a 2 by 8 piece of form work. The board came loose unexpectedly, causing Employee #1 to lose his balance. He fell 10 ft onto the section of dirt and then rolled down and fell another 10 ft. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: concrete form work, wall, construction, fall, retaining wall, lost balance, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120310024 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:16
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Fall from/with structure (other than roof)

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