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Accident: 14567085 - Employee Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14567085 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 01/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1534315501/21/19851623Don Moorhead Construction Company
Employee # 1 was laying pipe in a 19 ft deep by 10 ft wide by 35 ft long trench. A 10 ft high trench box was provided, but Employee #1 had left it to allow room to dig. The sides of the trench caved in and Employee #1suffered a fractured hip, cracked ribs, and a bruised hip.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, trench, rib, cave-in, hip
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15343155 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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