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Accident: 671800 - Employees Injured When Pinned By Collapsing Wall

Accident: 671800 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 03/10/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
274301103/10/19861741Central Masonry Construction Co., Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on March 10, 1986, Employees #1 through #4, bricklayers for the Central Masonry Construction Co. Inc., were laying brick against a 20 ft high and 192 ft long concrete block wall. When it started raining, the foreman instructed the employees to clean up the area and cover the brick that had just been laid. A 40 mph gust of wind caused the concrete block wall to collapse, pinning Employees #1, #2, #3, and #4 under the blocks and other material. All four employees were taken by ambulances to the hospital. The block had been laid in mid January 1986, and had been braced until Sunday, March 9, 1986, at which time two of the braces were removed. The remaining braces were removed on Monday, March 10, 1986. The metal angle steel that they used to tie the top section of the wall to the structure was not welded to the structure or even bolted to the blocks. This angle came down with the block wall.
Keywords: high wind, wall, collapse, unsecured, pinned, work rules, construction, struck by, bracing, concrete block
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2743011 Hospitalized injury Fracture Supervisors; brickmasons, stonemasons, tilesetters
2 2743011 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Brickmasons and stonemasons
3 2743011 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons
4 2743011 Hospitalized injury Fracture Brickmasons and stonemasons apprentices

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