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Accident: 101424.015 - Employee Is Buried In Trench Cave-In And Incurs Fractures

Accident: 101424.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 12/07/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1281778.01512/07/2017Langston Concrete, Inc.
On December 7, 2017, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was workin g inside a 27 feet deep trench as part of a sewer/water treatment plant construc tion project. A trench wall that was 7 to 8 feet deep collapsed and buried Empl oyee #1 under approximately 3 feet of dirt/soil. Emergency services were called , and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for a fractured left hip and thighbone.
Keywords: buried, collapse, construction, excavation, fracture, hip, structural collapse, thigh, trench, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   27
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1281778.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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