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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 excavation and environmental services company, were installing sanitary pipe at the site of a new residential structure. They were inside a trench, and Employee #1 was 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. The coworker was able to move out of the way, but Employee #1 was struck and trapped under the falling box. His coworker helped him move from under the box. Emergency services transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for a fractured hip.
Keywords: pipe, falling object, residential construction, installing, material handling, hip, fracture, excavation, fall, pipeline, struck by, trench box, caught between, trench
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 Fracture FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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