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Accident: 112996.015 - Employee Is Buried In Trench Collapse And Receives Fractures

Accident: 112996.015 -- Report ID: 0155010 -- Event Date: 01/07/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1374010.01501/08/2019Malone Properties, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on January 7, 2019, an employee was in a trench to look for a lost water line connection to the main water line. As the employee attempted to exit the trench, the trench collapsed and buried the employee up to the shoulders. Th e employee was hospitalized for fractures to the right collarbone and a rib.
Keywords: buried, collapse, collarbone, fracture, rib, shoulder, trench, water pipe
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1374010.015 28 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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