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Accident: 201952025 - Wall Collapses On Six Employees

Accident: 201952025 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 01/10/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1805231601/11/20001741Jeff'S Masonry
At 8:46 a.m. on January 10, 2000, Employee #1, a masonry subcontractor, completed erecting a 28 by 60-ft block wall. The wall was not braced to prevent overturning and to prevent collapse until permanent supporting elements of the structure were in place. Wind speeds in and around the local area were measured at 30 to 42 m.p.h and the wall collapsed on six employees. Six employees were injured and two of them required hospitalization
Keywords: high wind, wall, collapse, unsecured, blocks
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 18052316 Hospitalized injury Puncture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 18052316 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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