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Accident: 201344801 - Employees Are Injured In Wall Collapse

Accident: 201344801 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 09/11/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31179270909/18/20081771R.C. Quist Construction Co., Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31179261809/11/20081791Griffith Steel Erection
On September 11, 2008, a worker was operating an all-terrain forklift with the boom elevated to remove a pallet of masonry blocks from inside of a structure. When the boom extended through a wall opening, it struck a concrete header. This caused the wall to collapse towards the interior of the structure. Employees #1 through #4 were struck by debris. Employee #1 was treated for a laceration. Employees #2 through #4 were hospitalized for unspecified fractures.
Keywords: wall, industrial truck, concrete block, fracture, boom, collapse, pallet, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311792709 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 311792709 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 311792618 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Bolting-Up
FatCause: Collapse of structure
4 311792618 Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Open Web Steel Joists-Bolting-Up
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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