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Accident: 115910.015 - Two Employees Are Injured When Trapped In Trench Collapse

Accident: 115910.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1397859.01505/02/2019Complete Enhancement, Llc.

At 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a construct ion company, were digging by hand a trench in Type C soil outside a multifamily residential structure in preparation to install new piping. The trench measured 8 feet deep, 13 feet long, and 18 inches wide. The trench wall collapsed, trap ping both employees. Emergency services responded. Employee #1, whose legs had been pinned by the soil and rock, was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of contusions and lacerations. His coworker did not req uire medical treatment.

Keywords: blunt force trauma, buried, caught in, collapse, contusion, excavation, installing, laceration, leg, maintenance, pinned, repair, residential construction, rock, structural collapse, trench, unprotected, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair   0 8

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1397859.015 47 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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