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Accident: 143301.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 143301.015 -- Report ID: 0951510 -- Event Date: 01/29/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1575652.01501/29/2022Peterson Bros Construction Inc

At 10:00 a.m. on January 29, 2022, an employee worked in a seven-foot-deep trenc h to take measurements with a laser. While working a section of the trench wall collapsed, engulfed, and trapped the employee. The employee was killed by intern al injuries received.

Keywords: collapse, engulfed, internal injuries, trapped, trench, unstable soil, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1575652.015 23 M Fatality Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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