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Accident: 101547.015 - Employee Is Crushed By A Retaining Wall And Is Killed

Accident: 101547.015 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 12/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1283555.01512/15/2017K-9 Construction, Inc.
At 1:51 p.m. on December 15, 2017, an employee was working with three coworkers cutting in a key way and preparing to install forms for retaining wall footings when a section of the wall and the soil behind it collapsed into the trench. The employee was crushed and covered by a concrete retaining wall and soil up to his chest, killing him. Coworkers #1 and #3 escaped from the trench without injuries.
Keywords: trench, crushed, concrete, collapse, buried, retaining wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1283555.015 42 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
FatCause: Trench collapse

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