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Accident: 115348.015 - Two Employees Are Injured When Trench Collapses

Accident: 115348.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/15/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1366939.01511/15/2018Access Pacific, Inc.
At 10:00 a.m. on November 15, 2018, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construct ion company, were working at the site of a community college construction projec t. They were in a trench and installing shoring equipment when the soil collaps ed, striking and injuring both employees. The employees were transported to the hospital, where they were admitted for treatment of injuries that included a fr actured pelvis and fractures noses.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, buried, cave-in, construction, excavation, fracture, installing, nose, pelvis, shoring, struck by, structural collapse, trench, unsecured, unstable soil
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1366939.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:
2 1366939.015 44 M Hospitalized injury Machine operators, not specified FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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