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Accident: 14235220 - Employee Killed In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14235220 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/07/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
139393308/07/19841711D & R Plumbing Co., Inc.
Employee #1 was working in an approximately 16 ft deep trench that varied in width from 9 ft at the top to 3 ft at the bottom. He was cleaning a PVC pipe before making a connection when an approximately 3 ft by 6 ft section of trench wall collapsed and buried him. Employee #1 was crushed and killed. The trench was not shored, sloped, or braced to prevent a cave-in.
Keywords: asphyxiated, work rules, construction, trench, crushed, shoring, unstable soil, sloping, buried, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1393933 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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