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Accident: 106322.015 - Employee'S Hip Is Fractured When Struck By Falling Trench Bo

Accident: 106322.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 06/06/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1321426.01506/08/2018Elite Site Development And Excavating, Inc
At 12:15 p.m. on June 6, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by an excava tion and environmental services company, were installing sanitary pipe at the si te of a new residential structure. They were inside a trench, and Employee #1 w as showing his coworker how to bevel the end of a pipe. An aluminum trench box was sitting on the ground next to the trench. The trench box began to fall. Th e coworker was able to move out of the way, but Employee #1 was struck and trapp ed under the falling box. His coworker helped him move from under the box. Eme rgency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted a nd treated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: caught between, excavation, fall, falling object, fracture, hip, installing, material handling, pipe, pipeline, residential construction, struck by, trench, trench box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1321426.015 37 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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