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Accident: 202340170 - One Employee Killed And Four Injured When Building Collapse

Accident: 202340170 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 05/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30532073105/16/20021542Tamco Construction Corp.
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on May 16, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were on the fifth floor of a five story brownstone building. Twelve inch cinderblocks were being hoisted from the ground and stacked on the fifth floor. Employee's #3, 4, and 5 were on the second floor working. Suddenly the front 8 ft of the fifth floor collapsed and continued down through all the floors to the basement. Up to 100 blocks fell with the collapse. Employee #1 was killed and Employee's #2, 3, 4, and 5 were hospitalized with concussions.
Keywords: building, collapse, blocks, building collapse, crushed, concussion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 5 65 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305320731 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
2 305320731 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
3 305320731 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
4 305320731 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure
5 305320731 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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