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Accident: 823112 - 2 Construction Workers Hurt When House Collapsed On Them

Accident: 823112 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 10/01/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1883158610/02/19871751R&R Construction, Inc.
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE WORKING BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND LEVELS OF A HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLING BRACINGS ON THE BAY WINDOW AND BRACING THE DOORWAY. THE BUILDING SUDDENLY BEGAN TO COLLAPSE AROUND THEM. EMPLOYEE #1, A CARPENTER FOR 15 YEARS, SUFFERED A DISLOCATED SHOULDER AND BRUISES WHEN HE WAS SQUEEZED BETWEEN THE FLOORS. EMPLOYEE #2, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER FOR 14 YEARS, SUFFERED A FRACTURED HIP AND FRACTURED LEG AS HE WAS CAUGHT IN THE SAME SQUEEZING ACTION.
Keywords: fracture, shoulder, building collapse, carpenter, construction, dislocated, hip, contusion, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18831586 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Carpenters
2 18831586 Hospitalized injury Fracture Carpenter apprentices

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