Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170335517 - Employee Killed When Trench Caves In
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|110464260||07/25/1995||7699||Berry Tractor Company|
Employee #1 was testing an excavator that he had repaired. There were no witnesses, but it is assumed that Employee #1 had run the equipment to make it hot, then got out of the excavator to see if there was any leakage. He apparently stepped off the edge of a 15 ft long by 12 ft deep by 30 in. wide trench he had dug while testing the equipment. The trench caved in on top of Employee #1 after he had fallen into it. Rescue attempts were unsuccessful and the employee died of asphyxia.
|1||110464260||Fatality||Asphyxia||Heavy equipment mechanics|