Inspection: 1497192.015 - Kelchner, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati
5405 Free Pike
Trotwood, OH 45426
50 Advanced Drive, Springboro, OH 45066
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 12/01/2020
Case Closed: 12/03/2020
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