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Accident: 201405289 - Retaining Wall Collapses Injuring Several Employees

Accident: 201405289 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 05/14/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12703063305/14/20011741Sweet Briar Landscaping
Employee #1 was cleaning the bottom edge of retaining walls and working between two 8-ft-high, 30-ft-long retaining walls that were 7 ft apart. The east wall collapsed causing a fatal head injury to Employee #1. Five other employees were injured int the accident, and three of them were hospitalized.
Keywords: head, collapse, crushed, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 127030633 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 127030633 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
3 127030633 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
4 127030633 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
5 127030633 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
6 127030633 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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