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Accident: 14399927 - One Employee Killed, One Injured In Excavation Cave-In

Accident: 14399927 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 03/23/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
218874603/25/19851711Tempo Mechanical Div Of T D Industries
Employees #1 and #2 were in a 23-ft-wide by 23-ft-long by 14-to-16-ft-deep excavation, awaiting the delivery of sand in which to bed a sewer pipe they were going to lay. The back of the excavation sheared off, covering both employees. Employee #1 died of multiple injuries; Employee #2 sustained a broken left collarbone.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, work rules, collarbone, construction, buried, cave-in, sheared
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2188746 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 2188746 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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