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Accident: 606293 - Concrete Block Wall Collapsed, Striking 4 Employees

Accident: 606293 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 12/03/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10186585512/04/19861791Palmer Construction Company
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10186583012/04/19861542B L Law Construction Co., Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ASSISTING EMPLOYEE #3 HANG AN ANGLE BEAM FOR A ROOF TRUSS ATTACHMENT ON A FREE-STANDING BLOCK WALL. THIS DAY THERE WERE GUSTY WINDS, ESTIMATED BY THE WEATHER BUREAU AT 14 TO 17 MILES PER HOUR. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS DRILLING HOLES IN THE 8 INCH CONCRETE BLOCKS. THE CONCRETE WALL WAS 18 FEET HIGH, 60 FEET LONG, LOCATED AT A JOB SITE AT BURNSTANDT ROAD, HIGHWAY 400 NEAR DAHLOREGA, GEORGIA. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS REVIEWING THE WORK WHEN THE WALL SUDDENLY FELL. EMPLOYEE #1 AND EMPLOYEE #2 WERE CRUSHED TO DEATH. EMPLOYEE #3 WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH BRUISES. THE WALL WAS NOT PROPERLY BRACED. EMPLOYEE #4 WAS SITTING ON THE WALL WHEN IT FELL. HE SUFFERED BRUISES AND A LACERATION OF HIS LEFT PALM.
Keywords: wall, bracing, concrete block, collapse, construction, crushed, unstable surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101865855 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 101865855 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 101865855 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
4 101865830 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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