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Accident: 105673.015 - Employee Installing Bracing Is Injured In Trench Collapse

Accident: 105673.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 05/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1316775.01505/10/2018W&R Construction Company, Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on May 10, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer construction project. The employee was inside a trench and installing shielding braces to protect employees who would be working in the trench. A trench face collapsed, the bracing failed, and Employee #1 wa s pinned against the opposite side of the trench. Emergency services were calle d, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for a concussion, abrasions, and contusions.
Keywords: abrasion, bracing, caught in, concussion, construction, contusion, installing, pinned, structural collapse, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1316775.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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