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Accident: 981555 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Wall

Accident: 981555 -- Report ID: 0257210 -- Event Date: 07/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30091705107/24/19971521Ramon Rosa Muriel
At 9:00 a.m. on July 22, 1997, Employee #1, a carpenter, and a coworker were at the south side of a house under construction, making a concrete column to fasten a block wall. The employee was going to measure the wooden form for the column and stepped on a wooden scaffold that had been constructed for this job. He had just asked the coworker for a wooden form to nail up for the column when the block wall fell down on him. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died.
Keywords: concrete form work, wall, collapse, unsecured, carpenter, work rules, construction, struck by, concrete block
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300917051 Fatality Other Carpenters FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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