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Accident: 644625 - Five Employees Hospitalized After Five Floor Fall

Accident: 644625 -- Report ID: 0215000 -- Event Date: 10/23/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693409410/25/19931795Carmara Construction Corp.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693408610/25/19931795A.H.A. General Construction. Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10693439110/25/19931795Future Tech Construction Corp.
A seven-man demolition work crew was removing a portion of a roof at the fifth floor level of a five story brick building. The building had extensive structural water and fire damage. When the fifth floor collapsed into the basement, Employees #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 fell approximately 40 ft into a rubble pile. All five employees were hospitalized; the most serious injuries suffered were a bruised lung, a broken leg, and back injuries. Causal factors were lack of shoring or bracing prior to demolition.
Keywords: roof collapse, fracture, dismantling, work rules, construction, back, fall, fall protection, shoring, bracing
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106934094 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
2 106934094 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
3 106934094 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
4 106934094 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
5 106934094 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported
6 106934086 Occupation Not Listed
7 106934391 Occupation Not Listed

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