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Accident: 201405057 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Blocks

Accident: 201405057 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 04/12/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12708308704/13/20011731Superior Electric Of Lansing Inc
Employee #1 was wrapping ends of electrical cables to be pulled into an underground duct. When she finished and was stepping off the transformer pad, she was struck by falling blocks that were part of the old existing 8-inch masonry wall. The wall was approximately 19 feet, 6 inches long and 12 feet, 6 inches high. Employee #1 sustained multiple lacerations and was hospitalized.
Keywords: duct, wall, blocks, electric cable, laceration, struck by, falling object, transformer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127083087 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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