Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 117050.015 - Employee Sustains Multiple Injuries In Excavation Collapse
|B & R Excavating, Inc.
Abstract: At 10:30 a.m. on June 11, 2019, Employee #1 was in a 15-foot deep excavation, kneeling down at the end of a pipe and setting a target for the pipe laser prior to the installation of a storm sewer. As he attempted to line up the laser beam, the excavation, consisting of stiff clay, collapsed. Employee #1 was caught in the cave-in. Emergency services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of a shattered pelvis, nine fractured ribs, a fractured shoulder, and a double lung collapse.
|Single family or duplex dwelling
|New project or new addition
|Nature of Injury
|Excavating and loading machine operators
|Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: feet
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe