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Accident: 110931.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Trench Collapse

Accident: 110931.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 10/29/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1356719.01510/29/2018Mangun & Sons, Inc.
At 12:45 p.m. on October 29, 2018, Employee #1, employed by a construction compa ny, was working inside an unsecured excavation measuring 7.5 feet deep at a resi dential building site. He was preparing to connect a plastic residential sewer line to a municipal sewer main. The excavation's south wall failed and collapse d. Employee #1 was struck on his left side and engulfed in soil to his thighs. Emergency services arrived and transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and treated for seven fractured ribs, a fractured breastbone (st ernum), and a collapsed lung.
Keywords: cave-in, chest, collapse, collapsed lung, engulfed, excavation, fracture, installing, pipeline, residential construction, rib, sewer, trench, unsecured, unstable soil, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1356719.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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