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Accident: 118226.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Second Is Injured In Trench Collapse

Accident: 118226.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 07/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417434.01507/23/2019Digges Development Corporation

At 3:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were installing pipe in an unsecured trench at a resident ial construction site. Employees #1 and #2 were in the trench when a sidewall c ollapsed, trapping both employees. Employee #1 was buried in the collapsed soil and killed by asphyxiation. Employee #2 was rescued and transported to the hos pital, admitted, and treated.

Keywords: asphyxiated, buried, collapse, excavation, laser, manhole, residential construction, respiratory, structural collapse, trench, unsecured, unstable soil, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1417434.015 16 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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