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Accident: 122794.015 - One Is Killed, One Is Injured When Concrete Trench Wall Coll

Accident: 122794.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/17/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1453051.01512/17/2019Rojo Green, Inc.
At 2:59 p.m. on December 17, 2019, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were working inside a 32-inch deep trench and using shovels to dig under a concrete foundation slab/wall at a residential structure. The concrete slab, which measured 8 inch thick by 12 foot long by 24 foot wide, became dislodged from the surrounding soil and collapsed onto the two employees. Employee #1 was pinned between the concrete slab and the trench's opposite dirt wall. Employee #2 was pinned face down between the concrete slab and the ground. Emergency services arrived, determined that Employee #2 had no pulse, and resuscitated him. Both the employees were transported to the hospital and admitted. Employee #1 was treated for multiple fractured ribs and other injuries. Employee #2 died at the hospital from crushing injuries on December 22, 2019.
Keywords: structural collapse, residential construction, fracture, excavation, falling object, crushed, concrete slab, caught between, wall, shovel, rib, trench, pinned
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
1 1453051.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers
2 1453051.015 38 M Fatality Other Construction Laborer

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