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Accident: 14304398 - Employee Injured When Trench Caves In

Accident: 14304398 -- Report ID: 1050210 -- Event Date: 11/11/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
251700111/12/19851623A.C.J. Services Unlimited
Employee #1 was laying sewer and water pipes in a trench that measured approximately 75 ft long, 14 ft wide, and 10 ft deep when a frozen block of dirt fell from the unshored side of the trench, striking him and pinning him to the bottom of the trench. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a broken leg, a broken hip, and possible broken ribs.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, work rules, construction, trench, shoring, struck by, cave-in, hip, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2517001 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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