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Accident: 133597.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Wall Collapse While Leveling Gr

Accident: 133597.015 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 02/25/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1516586.01502/25/2021Cemetery Gardens, Inc.

At 8:30 a.m. on February 25, 2021, an employee was using hand tools to level the bottom of a seven foot deep double grave. The west wall of the grave collapsed crushing and killing the employee.

Keywords: access/egress, asphyxiated, buried, caught between, cave-in, collapse, crushed, excavation, excavator, fall, hand tool, hard hat, ladder, ppe, sand, struck by, trench, unprotected, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1516586.015 42 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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