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Accident: 147050.015 - Employees Are Caught In Trench Collapse, Receive Multiple In

Accident: 147050.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 02/23/2022
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1580048.01502/23/2022Ron Smith Inc.

At 11:30 a.m. on February 23, 2022, Employee 1 and Employee 2 worked in a ten-fo ot-deep trench to install a new sewer pipe. At some point, the trench wall colla psed and both employees were caught in the collapsed soil. Both employees were h ospitalized to treat fractures to two ribs, spine, pelvis and tailbone, and a co llapsed lung.

Keywords: caught in, collapse, collapsed lung, fracture, installing, pelvis, pipe, rib, sewer, spine, trench, unstable soil, wall, water
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1580048.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:
2 1580048.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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