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Accident: 121956.015 - Employee Is Buried To Waist When Trench Collapses And Injure

Accident: 121956.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 07/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1418712.01507/25/2019Goose Lake Construction Inc.
At 11:00 a.m. on July 25, 2019, Employee #1 and coworkers were installing a new storm sewer for a new two-story residence under construction. Employee #1 was wo rking in an unprotected trench, approximately 8 feet deep, when the trench wall collapsed. Employee #1 was buried up to his waist. Emergency services were cal led, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted for treat ment of a back injury.
Keywords: back, buried, excavation, installing, residential construction, sewer, spine, structural collapse, trapped, trench, unprotected, wall
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   2 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1418712.015 22 M Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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