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Accident: 14565345 - Employee'S Hip Fractured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14565345 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 06/18/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1463120406/18/19841623Byers Communications Corporation
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on June 18, 1984, Employee #1, of Byers Communications Corporation, was in a 25 ft long by 8 to 10 ft wide by 10 ft deep trench dug into soft, unstable soil. The north wall of the trench collapsed, pinning Employee #1 against the south wall and burying him up to his lower ribs. He was removed by coworkers and transported to the hospital by the Marano Fire Department. He suffered a fractured left hip. The trench was located alongside a heavily traveled road. The walls were vertical and were neither shored nor braced.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, vibrations, shoring, unstable soil, sloping, buried, cave-in, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14631204 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers

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