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Accident: 115155.015 - Employee Is Buried In Trench Collapse And Asphyxiates

Accident: 115155.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 04/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391427.01504/08/2019J & J Schlaegel
At 2:00 p.m. on April 8, 2019, an employee was working with several coworkers to uncover an 8 inch water line with a loader. The employee remained in the trenc h that had been dug to 14 feet while his coworker assembled a section of pipe to be installed. The employee was walking through the trench when it collapsed on top of him and asphyxiated him.
Keywords: asphyxiated, buried, collapse, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1391427.015 35 M Fatality FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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