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Accident: 104978.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Concrete

Accident: 104978.015 -- Report ID: 0950611 -- Event Date: 01/19/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1290586.01501/26/2018Alan Zapien
At 11:23 a.m. on January 19, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was engaged in the construction of a 9-foot retaining wall. He was working inside an excavated trench, removing forms used for a poured concrete footing and shoveling debris from the trench. The trench collapsed, and a chunk of concrete fell into the excavation and landed on top of Employee #1, pinning him against rebar and crushing him. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported and admitted to the hospital. At the time of this investigation's closing, Employee #1 was in a coma with injuries that included a crushed torso.
Keywords: structural collapse, retaining wall, struck by, unconsciousness, construction, falling object, crushed, concrete form work, torso, trench
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1290586.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Concussion Laborers, except construction

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