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Accident: 130591.015 - Employee Strikes Shovel Handle And Is Killed

Accident: 130591.015 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 04/28/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475754.01505/20/2020Versa Grade
At 1:30 p.m. on April 28, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer project, the construction of a residential struc ture. He jumped into a trench and made contact with a shovel handle sticking ou t from the ground inside the excavation. The shovel handle struck the employee' s throat, causing a traumatic injury to the right carotid artery. Employee #1 w as killed.
Keywords: artery, blunt force trauma, excavation, residential construction, shovel, struck against, throat, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1475754.015 58 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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