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Accident: 201560323 - Two Employees Injured When Struck By Falling Brick Chimney

Accident: 201560323 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/13/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30116443011/15/19991795Powell Demolition
Two demolition laborers were tasked to remove brick that was sticking out from the vertical plane of a wall 47 in. high. The structure was 107 years old. The employees were working from an articulated aerial lift, raised to a level of 42 ft which placed them directly under a brick chimney that rose approximately 10 ft above the wall. In the process of removing brick from the wall, the chimney collapsed. Most of the brick fell away and over the employees, but some brick struck the personnel cage of the aerial lift and the employees. Both employees were hospitalized with various fractures, contusions and abrasions.
Keywords: construction, brick, struck by, falling object, chimney, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $20,000,000 and over 4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301164430 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile
2 301164430 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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