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Accident: 14280077 - Employee Drowns In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14280077 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 10/12/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11613399210/12/19951623Southeast Paving Company, Inc.
A trench box and steel plates were being used as shoring in an excavation. A sidewall of the excavation collapsed, causing a steel plate to shift and hit a water main in the excavation. Employee #1 was partially buried by dirt and covered by the water from the broken water main.
Keywords: excavation, struck against, construction, trench, rupture, water pipe, buried, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116133992 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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