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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 122794.015 - One Is Killed, One Is Injured When Concrete Trench Wall Coll

Accident: 122794.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1453051.01512/17/2019Rojo Green, Inc.

At 2:59 p.m. on December 17, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a constructi on company, were working inside a 32-inch deep trench and using shovels to dig u nder a concrete foundation slab/wall at a residential structure. The concrete s lab, which measured 8 inch thick by 12 foot long by 24 foot wide, became dislodg ed from the surrounding soil and collapsed onto the two employees. Employee #1 was pinned between the concrete slab and the trench's opposite dirt wall. Emplo yee #2 was pinned face down between the concrete slab and the ground. Emergency services arrived, determined that Employee #2 had no pulse, and resuscitated hi m. Both the employees were transported to the hospital and admitted. Employee #1 was treated for multiple fractured ribs and other injuries. Employee #2 died at the hospital from crushing injuries on December 22, 2019.

Keywords: caught between, concrete slab, crushed, excavation, falling object, fracture, pinned, residential construction, rib, shovel, structural collapse, trench, 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 1453051.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
2 1453051.015 38 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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