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Accident: 100965.015 - Employee At Excavation Is Sickened By Inhalation Of Chemical

Accident: 100965.015 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 11/16/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1278946.01511/17/2017Environmental & Infrastructure Group
At 1:51 p.m. on November 16, 2017, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by an exc avation and demolition company, were engaged in excavation work at a multiemploy er construction project for a commercial building. They were digging soil with a backhoe when they struck a buried cylinder whose contents, at the time of this report, were unknown. Employee #1 inhaled and was sickened by this unknown sub stance. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated.
Keywords: backhoe, chemical, chemical vapor, construction, cylinder, excavation, inhalation, respiratory, struck against
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1278946.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Operating engineers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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