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Accident: 142327.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 142327.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 12/29/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1570533.01512/29/2021Preferred Plumbing, Inc.

At 12:00 p.m. on December 29, 2021, an employee worked in an approximately nine- foot-deep trench probing for a stub to tap into a sewer line. At some point, the trench wall collapsed onto the employee, who was killed by crush injuries.

Keywords: collapse, crushed, pipe, sewer, trench, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1570533.015 47 M Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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