Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 134927.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 134927.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 04/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1525674.01504/16/2021Dunaway Excavating, Inc.

At 3:45 p.m. on April 16, 2021, an employee and coworker worked in a sixteen-foo t deep by eleven-foot wide at the bottom opening up to nineteen feet at the top trench and used a shovel to manually dig and locate a sewer tie-in. While the em ployee dug into the trench, the sidewall of the trench collapsed and engulfed th e employee in soil and water. The employee was killed by asphyxiation.

Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, engulfed, sewer, shovel, trench, unstable soil, water
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1525674.015 50 M Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.