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Accident: 118002.015 - Employee Is Killed When Trench Wall Collapses

Accident: 118002.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1415782.01507/03/2019Kenneth Leon
At 6:41 p.m. on July 3, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at the site of a multifamily residential structure. He was digging inside a 10-foot deep trench and looking for the sewer line. The trench was not shored or otherwise secured. The west wall of the trench collapsed, burying Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: structural collapse, excavation, residential construction, collapse, trench, unsecured, buried, cave-in, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation   2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1415782.015 30 M Fatality Other Helpers, construction trades

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