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Accident: 112016.015 - Employee Receives Rib And Vertebrae Fractures In Trench Coll

Accident: 112016.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 12/07/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1367711.01512/17/2018Glenn Burgess Plumbing, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on December 7, 2018, an employee and two coworkers were working to install a new six-inch sewer connection line to a ten-inch sewer main. Coworker #1 used a backhoe to open a ten foot long by ten foot wide and five and a half foot tall excavation. The employee and coworker #2 worked in the trench to locat e the sewer main. At some point, the west wall of the excavation began to collap se. Coworker #2 was able to exit the excavation safely, but the falling dirt eng ulfed the employee. The employee was hospitalized for fractures to a rib and ver tebrae.
Keywords: backhoe, collapse, engulfed, excavation, fracture, installing, pipe, rib, sewer, trench, vertebra
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 Construction
1 1367711.015 40 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
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Cause: Excavation
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