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Accident: 14270037 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14270037 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 08/08/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
97460008/08/19841542E & F Construction Co
Employees #1 and #2 were in a trench using hand shovels to uncover a water line. The backhoe operator told them to move away so that he could remove more of the material. As the employees re-entered the trench, a side wall collapsed, pinning them inside the trench. Employee #1 was fatally injured; Employee #2 sustained a dislocated shoulder.
Keywords: shoulder, pinned, work rules, trench, dislocated, unstable soil, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 974600 Non Hospitalized injury Dislocation Occupation not reported
2 974600 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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