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Accident: 144146.015 - Employee Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 144146.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/27/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1580837.01502/28/20221623114696 - His Constructors Inc

At 9:15 a.m. on February 27, 2022, an employee stood on the asphalt next to a tr ench as they waited for the excavator to change out a bucket to move cave-in pro tection to a new section of a fifty-foot-long by six-foot-wide by an approximate sixteen-foot-deep trench. While standing on the asphalt, the trench wall undern eath gave way and the employee fell into the trench and was buried under asphalt and mud. The employee was killed in the trench collapse.

Keywords: asphalt, bucket , buried, collapse, excavator, fall, trench, trench box, unstable soil, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other   16 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1580837.015 54 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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