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Accident: 109993.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Fractures In Excavation Collapse

Accident: 109993.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 10/09/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1352854.01510/12/2018Lucas Construction Company

At 3:00 p.m. on October 9, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was working inside an excavation and connecting a pipe to a new manhole. The wall of the excavation collapsed, and Employee #1 was pinned between the pipe an d the manhole and engulfed by the collapsing dirt. Emergency services transport ed the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for fractures to multiple ribs, his shoulder, and a wrist.

Keywords: caught between, cave-in, construction, engulfed, excavation, fracture, installing, manhole, pinned, pipe, rib, shoulder, structural collapse, trench, wall, wrist
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1352854.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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