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Accident: 123548.015 - Two Employees Are Killed When Excavation Collapses

Accident: 123548.015 -- Report ID: 0214700 -- Event Date: 01/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1459187.01501/28/2020Rc Structures Inc.
At 4:40 p.m. on January 28, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a structural concrete construction company, were working at a residential job site. They were in a cesspool excavation and setting concrete cesspool rings. The excavation collapsed, and Employee #1 and Employee #2 were engulfed in sand and dirt. Both were killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: structural collapse, excavation, residential construction, installing, crushed, asphyxiated, sewage, cave-in, engulfed
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   40 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1459187.015 58 M Fatality Asphyxia Excavating and loading machine operators
2 1459187.015 47 M Fatality Asphyxia Excavating and loading machine operators

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