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Accident: 131923.015 - One Employee Is Killed, One Is Hospitalized When Trench Coll

Accident: 131923.015 -- Report ID: 0355114 -- Event Date: 12/18/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1507267.01512/18/2020Dwyer Plumbing, Inc.
At 12:45 p.m. on December 18, 2020, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a plumbing company, were working inside a trench in preparation for installing a pipe at a residential property. They were leveling the ground inside the trench when a tr ench wall collapsed. Employee #1 was buried and fatally crushed by the collapsi ng dirt. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment of injuries sustained in the trench collapse.
Keywords: asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, buried, cave-in, crushed, pipe, repair, residential construction, shoring, structural collapse, trench, undrgrd installation, unguarded, unprotected, untrained
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1507267.015 37 M Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:
2 1507267.015 30 M Fatality Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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