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Accident: 117818.015 - Employee Is Buried, Killed When Trench Wall Collapses

Accident: 117818.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 07/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413676.01507/09/2019Rhobina Electric, Inc
At 2:30 p.m. on July 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a water treatment plant. He was standing at the bottom of a 10-foot deep trench and preparing to install a section of sewer pipe that measured 8 inches by 14 feet. The north wall of the trench collapsed, and Employee #1 was completed buried. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: structural collapse, buried, construction, collapse, wall, pipe, trench, sewer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   0 9 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1413676.015 52 M Fatality Other Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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