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Accident: 200612141 - Employee Is Injured In Trench Collapse

Accident: 200612141 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 05/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30955169505/30/20061623George E Merrill & Son, Inc.

On May 30, 2006, Employee #1 was working in a trench that was between 4 and 6 feet in depth with approximately 1 to 2 feet of standing ground water, making a waterline service connection for the future residential house on the site. The wall of the trench collapsed, he was buried up to his middle thigh.

Keywords: collapse, work rules, construction, trench, cave-in, sprain
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 12

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309551695 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Trench collapse

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