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Accident: 201573458 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Collapsing Wall

Accident: 201573458 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/30/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31190337104/30/20081799Esa, Inc.
On April 30, 2008, Employee #1 was using a sludge hammer to knock down a 9-ft high cinder block, asbestos wall. He struck the wall near the bottom, causing the wall to collapse on him. Employee #1 was killed. He did not use scaffolding to access the upper parts of the wall first.
Keywords: head, wall, demolition, collapse, blocks, construction, concussion, asbestos, sludge, scaffold
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311903371 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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