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Accident: 133568.015 - Employee Is Killed By Asphyxia When Tunnel Collapses

Accident: 133568.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/23/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1516325.01502/24/2021Alvarez Tunneling & Roofing Inc

At 12:11 p.m. on February 23, 2021, an employee worked to tunnel under the found ation of a building. At some point, the tunnel collapsed and engulfed the employ ee in soil. The employee was killed by asphyxia.

Keywords: asphyxiated, building, collapse, engulfed, tunnel, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Maintenance or repair   1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1516325.015 40 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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