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Accident: 901892 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Wall

Accident: 901892 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 11/06/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30566974911/06/20021541R. Edward Daffan, Inc.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on November 6, 2006, two employees of an excavation subcontractor left the worksite of a two-story warehouse under construction. At that time, the partially braced front masonry wall, (8-in.-wide by 160-ft long by 20-ft high was still standing. Concerned over personal equipment left at the site they returned 30 minutes later to fine about 80 ft of the front wall had collapsed. The employees retrieved their gear and were about to leave when they heard the ringing of a cell phone coming from under the pile of concrete blocks. Pulling away several of the 8-in. by 8-in. by 16-in concrete blocks they found Employee #1's body. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Keywords: wall, collapse, construction, struck by, concussion, concrete block, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 305669749 Fatality Concussion Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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