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Accident: 121646.015 - Employee Is Killed When Trench/Excavation Collapses

Accident: 121646.015 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 11/13/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1444575.01511/14/2019Best Plumbing, L.L.C.
At 9:00 p.m. on November 13, 2019, Employee #1 was installing a six-inch sewer l ine pipe in an unsloped and unshored excavation. While in the excavation, an in terior wall collapsed onto Employee #1 and trapped him. Employee #1 then sustai ned unspecified serious injuries and died at the scene.
Keywords: buried, collapse, collapsed lung, crushed, excavation, installing, shoring, sloping, trench box, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1444575.015 42 M Fatality Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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