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Accident: 201270915 - Employees Struck By Falling Brick, One Killed

Accident: 201270915 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 03/03/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30232634303/03/20001795Britt Demolition And Recycling Inc.
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on March 3, 2000, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were removing brick sections at southeast corner of the building. The employees were working in a personnel basket attached to a forklift at approximately 41 ft above ground level. The employees were being lowered in the basket when a section of brick fell from wall and struck the employees in basket. Employee #1 was killed. Employee #2 suffered contusions and abrasions and was hospitalized.
Keywords: demolition, brick, industrial truck, struck by, elevated work plat, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Demolition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 3 40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302326343 Fatality Concussion Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 302326343 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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