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Accident: 115002.015 - Employee Is Killed When Trench Collapses

Accident: 115002.015 -- Report ID: 0454733 -- Event Date: 04/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1390141.01504/02/2019Spencer - Utility Department
At 11:30 a.m. on April 2, 2019, an employee was working in a trench to repair a broken water line while road maintenance operations were taking place. The tren ch collapsed, engulfing the employee in dirt and water. The employee was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, trench, trench box, unstable soil
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Maintenance or repair   0 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1390141.015 25 M Fatality Water and sewage treatment plant operators FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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