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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1002021 Event: 06/09/1987Employee Killed By Debris From Falling Building
Employee #1 and coworkers were on the first floor of a 100-year-old building when the top floor collapsed. Two employees ran out the back door. Employee #1 was struck and buried by falling debris from the back wall and roof, and was killed. Six other employees tried to run out the front door but the door had jammed. They could have been injured by falling debris.
Keywords: obstructed egress, building collapse, work rules, struck by, buried, falling object, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104267570 Fatality Concussion Machinery maintenance occupations

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