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Workers injured when wall collapses

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Some Atlanta-area construction workers were injured when a wall collapsed. The project involved the expansion of a store in a local mall, and as part of the project wall was being taken down when it collapsed onto them.

Two workers were injured. One suffered an injury to his wrist; the other a head injury.

One of the basic principles of construction site safety is the proper scheduling and sequencing of work. Care must be taken to ensure that work is not being performed below work being done at an elevation in order to prevent injuries from falling tools and materials. This is one of the functions of the general contractor who is one of the parties who is in control of the overall work scheduling.