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Accident: 119641.015 - Employee Incurs Contusions And Lacerations When Pinned After

Accident: 119641.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 08/29/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1428451.01508/29/2019Lanham Construction Company, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on August 29, 2019, Employee #1 was working at the site of a multif amily residential structure. He was using a shovel to dig out soil from a trenc h in preparation for waterproofing. The trench dimensions were 17 feet long by 80 inches wide by 72 inches deep, with a spoil pile of 4 feet placed next to the trench. The employee was working at a depth of 5 feet 6 inches when the side of the trench behind him separated and pinned the employee to the building's fou ndation wall. No PPE or cave-in protection was being used. Employee # 1 was ho spitalized to treat contusions to the legs and hand, hand and knee lacerations, and leg pain.
Keywords: abrasion, brick, caught in, cave-in, contusion, excavation, hand, knee, laceration, leg, maintenance, ppe, pinned, rehabilitation, repair, residential construction, rock, sand, structural collapse, trench, trench box
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair   10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1428451.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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