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Accident: 14457220 - Employee Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14457220 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 04/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1487327704/10/19841623Orrie Contracting Co Inc
Employee #1 was installing a 4 in. diameter drain line in a 24 ft long by 3 1/2 ft wide by 7 ft deep trench when the west side of the trench collapsed at the north end. He was buried up to his chest, and sustained injuries to his pelvis and hip. The sides were nearly vertical, with little to no sloping. There was no shoring. The backfilled area had a loamy granular soil with small to medium rocks. A spoil pile was on the east edge of the trench.
Keywords: work rules, construction, trench, pelvis, shoring, unstable soil, sloping, cave-in, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14873277 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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