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Accident: 118276.015 - Employee Falls Into Trench And Sustains Multiple Fractures

Accident: 118276.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 06/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409463.01506/20/2019Ward & Burke Tunneling Inc.

At 7:00 a.m. on June 11, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was above a trench and inspecting it for water. He walked onto a 4-foot by 4-fo ot piece of unsecured concrete balanced on the edge of the trench and fell into the trench. The employee was pinned against a trench box and injured. He was t ransported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of fractures to the collar bone and thigh bone.

Keywords: caught between, collarbone, concrete, construction, fall, fall protection, fracture, inspecting, lost balance, manhole, pinned, thigh, trench, trench box, unsecured, walking surface, work surface
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
  New project or new addition  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1409463.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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