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Accident: 115127.015 - Employee Is Caught In Trench Collapse And Suffocates

Accident: 115127.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 04/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391226.01504/07/2019Payne Enterprises, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on April 6, 2019, an employee was installing a 4 inch PVC sewer li ne while in an unprotected 11 foot deep trench. The employee was buried when th e trench collapsed and suffocated.
Keywords: buried, collapse, suffocated, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   0 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1391226.015 43 M Fatality Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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