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Accident: 132462.015 - Employee Dies In Trench Collapse

Accident: 132462.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 01/14/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510383.01501/15/2021Saxe Structure Co Inc

At 12:00 p.m. on January 14, 2021, an employee worked in a trench to assist a co worker who was testing the soil. At some point, the trench collapsed behind the employee who, was buried up to the waist. The employee later died from their inj uries after rescue from the trench.

Keywords: buried, collapse, hip, trench, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction New project or new addition   8 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1510383.015 59 M Fatality Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage

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