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Accident: 115751.015 - Employee Is Caught In Trench Collapse And Is Killed

Accident: 115751.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 04/26/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1396424.01504/26/2019Shane Chambers
At 11:45 a.m. on April 26, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a const ruction company, were installing underground plumbing conduit at a multiemployer construction project, a new residential structure. Employee #1 was standing on the street at the edge of an excavation and guiding his coworker, who was opera ting a backhoe. The street surface collapsed, and Employee #1 dropped into the excavation. The opposite side of the excavation then collapsed, and Employee #1 was buried under the collapsing soil. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: backhoe, buried, cave-in, excavation, fall, plumbing, residential construction, structural collapse, trench, undrgrd installation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1396424.015 36 M Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters FallDist: 18
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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