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Accident: 114619.015 - Employee In Trench Box Is Struck, Fractures Leg When Trench

Accident: 114619.015 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 03/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1386426.01503/20/2019H.O. Weaver & Sons, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on March 19, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company , was working in a trench box and preparing to install a concrete drain pipe. O ne of the trench's dirt walls partially collapsed, sending a dirt ball into the trench box. The dirt ball struck and injured the employee's left leg. Emergenc y services transported the employee to the hospital, where he was admitted and t reated for a fractured leg.
Keywords: construction, drain pipe, fracture, installing, leg, struck by, structural collapse, trench box, undrgrd installation, unstable soil, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1386426.015 33 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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