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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 company and several workers were working to repair a deteriorating concrete block retaining wall. The employee was using an electric chisel to remove decorative stone veneer from a deteriorated retaining wall. The wall maintained several fissures caused by back pressure (fill soil) and poor drainage. The workers were working in front of the wall using electric chisels and hammer drills inducing vibration. The wall began to collapse and the employee fell to a lower level and the retaining wall followed behind crushing and killing him.
Keywords: retaining wall, collapse, crushed, masonry wall, falling object, concrete block, 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 Other Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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