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Accident: 201570553 - Employee Killed When Brick Wall Collapsed

Accident: 201570553 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 08/31/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30276815508/31/19991521Mediterranea Construction
Employee #1 and the owner of the company were in the process of installing a footer/foundation system to the exterior of an existing home. An excavation approximately 3.5 feet deep was dug directly next to an existing 100-year-old brick wall which had never had a foundation under it. While Employee #1 was inside the excavation, the existing brick wall collapsed, killing Employee #1.
Keywords: excavation, wall, collapse, brick
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302768155 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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