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Accident: 200372555 - Employee Dies When Trench Caves In

Accident: 200372555 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/16/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30608329607/17/20031771Landmark Construction, Inc.

On July 16, 2003, Employee #1 was working with a crew involved in the installation of foundations at a power generation job site under construction. A track-hoe-type excavator had been used to remove soil from the excavation. Some areas around the caissons were not reachable with the track hoe, so employees had to remove the remaining soil with shovels. Employee #1 was removing soil with a shovel when a wall of soil collapsed on him. Employee #1 was fatally injured.

Keywords: excavation, collapse, construction, trench, excavator, cave-in
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerplant New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306083296 Fatality Other Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Trench collapse

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