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Accident: 14539449 - Two Employees Injured When Trench Wall Caves In

Accident: 14539449 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 05/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
164535705/29/19841799Associated Pool Builders Inc
On May 24, 1984, Employees #1 and #2 were in an approximately 10 ft deep trench, hooking up the drain line to the filter of a swimming pool. The walls of the trench gave way, burying both workers. Employee #1 suffered a broken hip and Employee #2 suffered a broken back. The trench was neither shored nor sloped to prevent collapse.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, trench, back, shoring, sloping, buried, cave-in, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1645357 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 1645357 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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