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Accident: 14379788 - Employee Killed In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14379788 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 09/09/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10168911509/09/19862435Fairfield Veneer Mill Co.
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS LAYING PIPE IN A 16 FOOT DEEP TRENCH WHEN A PORTION OF THE SIDEWALL COLLAPSED, STRIKING HIM IN THE CHEST AND KILLING HIM. THE TRENCH WALLS WERE BENCHED BUT NOT SHORED. NO TRENCH BOX WAS IN USE.
Keywords: chest, trench box, collapse, work rules, trench, shoring, struck by, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101689115 Fatality Dislocation Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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