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Accident: 202440749 - Employee Dies From Injury Sustained While Working In Trench

Accident: 202440749 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 03/16/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745615203/17/20050782Rgs Services Inc

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on March 16, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were performing excavation work in a trench, that measured about 4-feet wide and 5- to 6-feet deep, in order to cut and remove irrigation pipes. While working inside the trench, a section of concrete, weighing about 1,800 lbs, fell and struck Employee #1 in his pelvic region. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery and later died due to complications.

Keywords: concrete slab, collapse, trench, pelvis, struck by, falling object, concrete

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307456152 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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