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Accident: 123250.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Two Are Injured In Trench Collapse

Accident: 123250.015 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 01/15/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1456618.01501/15/20201711144495 - Chris Plott

On January 15, 2020, Employees #1, #2, and #3, employed by a plumbing company, w ere working in the bottom of a trench and installing a manhole boot. The trench , which measured 23 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 12 feet deep, collapsed. Emplo yee #1 was engulfed and killed. Employee #2, buried to the waist, and Employee #3, buried to the chest, were extricated. The two surviving employees were tran sported to the hospital and admitted for treatment.

Keywords: buried, construction, engulfed, excavation, installing, manhole, plumbing, structural collapse, trench, unsecured, unstable soil

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1456618.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported
2 1456618.015 43 M Fatality Occupation not reported
3 1456618.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Occupation not reported

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