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Accident: 202044525 - Employee Killed When Retaining Wall Collapses

Accident: 202044525 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 10/20/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30345079510/24/20001623Grzywna Construction
On October 20, 2000, Employee #1 stopped to help a coworker who was installing a 3/4 in. copper water line to a mobile home. The coworker was in a 4 ft deep excavation located next to a retaining wall. He exited and Employee #1 took a shovel and had climbed into the excavation when the wall broke in two and collapsed. He was struck in the back of the neck by the falling wall and was crushed against the side of the excavation. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: excavation, wall, collapse, unsecured, work rules, construction, crushed, neck, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 14 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303450795 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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