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Accident: 69053.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Retaining Wall Collapses

Accident: 69053.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/13/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1008099.01511/13/2014As You See It Building & Maintenance, Llc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on November 13, 2014, an employee/owner of the compan y and several workers were working to repair a deteriorating concrete block reta ining wall. The employee was using an electric chisel to remove decorative ston e veneer from a deteriorated retaining wall. The wall maintained several fissure s caused by back pressure (fill soil) and poor drainage. The workers were worki ng in front of the wall using electric chisels and hammer drills inducing vibrat ion. The wall began to collapse and the employee fell to a lower level and the retaining wall followed behind crushing and killing him.
Keywords: collapse, concrete block, crushed, falling object, masonry wall, retaining wall, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1008099.015 53 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Demolition

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