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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1497192.015 - Kelchner, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati


Inspection Nr: 1497192.015
Report ID: 0522000
Date Opened: 10/13/2020

Site Address:
Kelchner, Inc.
5405 Free Pike
Trotwood, OH 45426

Mailing Address:
50 Advanced Drive, Springboro, OH 45066

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/01/2020

Emphasis: N:Trench

Case Closed: 12/03/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1671961
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130303.015
Event: 10/13/2020
Employee Is Killed When Trench Wall Collapses

At 2:05 p.m. on October 13, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a water and sewer lin e construction company, was installing a 42-inch ductile pipe inside two 10 feet by 24 feet stacked trench boxes inside an 18 feet deep trench. The trench wall collapsed, fell through the spreader bar, and struck Employee #1 from behind. The employee's body was forced against the ductile pipe. Employee #1 sustained traumatic injuries and was killed.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, caught between, caught in, cave-in, construction, hemorrhage, installing, pipe, pipeline, spreader bar, struck against, struck by, structural collapse, trench, trench box, wall, water pipe

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497192.015 Fatality Pipelayer
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