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Accident: 132478.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 132478.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 01/15/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510451.01501/15/2021Weaver Environmental Services, Inc.

At 1:00 p.m. on January 15, 2021, an employee entered a straight walled, thirty- foot long, five to seven-foot high and four to six-foot wide trench to assist th ree coworkers to install a six-inch PVC sanitary sewer line. Shortly after enter ing the trench, a section of the northwest wall collapsed and buried the employe e. The employee was killed by traumatic asphyxia.

Keywords: asphyxiated, buried, collapse, installing, pipeline, sewer, traumatic, trench
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   2 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1510451.015 56 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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