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Accident: 118226.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Second Is Injured In Trench Collapse

Accident: 118226.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 07/23/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1417434.01507/23/2019Digges Development Corporation
At 3:00 p.m. on July 23, 2019, Employees #1 and #2 and a coworker, employed by a construction company, were installing pipe in an unsecured trench at a residential construction site. Employees #1 and #2 were in the trench when a sidewall collapsed, trapping both employees. Employee #1 was buried in the collapsed soil and killed by asphyxiation. Employee #2 was rescued and transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated.
Keywords: structural collapse, wall, collapse, residential construction, manhole, laser, excavation, buried, unstable soil, trench, respiratory, unsecured, asphyxiated
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 1417434.015 16 M Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Trench collapse

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