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Accident: 134188.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 134188.015 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 03/22/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1520858.01503/23/2021Amerex Construction Llc

At 9:30 a.m. on March 22, 2021, an employee worked in an eight-foot deep trench to clean out a water drainage pipe with a coworker. At some point, the sidewall of the trench collapsed and buried the employee to the top of his head in the di rt and the employee was killed.

Keywords: buried, collapse, drain pipe, installing, trench, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1520858.015 42 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause:

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