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Accident: 142827.015 - Employee Falls Into Trench And Is Killed Due To Neck Fractur

Accident: 142827.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 01/11/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1572424.01501/12/2022Mca Construction, Inc

At 4:30 p.m. on January 11, 2022, an employee stood at the edge of a trench and talked on a cell phone. While talking, a section of the trench wall collapsed un der the employee who then fell approximately twelve feet and was engulfed in the soil. The employee received a neck fracture and was killed.

Keywords: collapse, engulfed, excavation, fall, fracture, neck, trench, unstable soil
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   12 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1572424.015 33 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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