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Accident: 14567978 - Employee Killed When Crushed In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14567978 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1513728408/07/19841623F & R Pipeline Construction Co Inc
At approximately 9:10 a.m. on August 6, 1984, Employee #1 was on the north bank of an approximately 195 ft long by 5 ft wide by 10 ft deep trench. He was standing at the edge of the trench to determine if work could be started when the side gave way and he fell in. Employee #1 was partially buried by soil and was killed. The walls of the trench had a 3 ft wide bench at the 6 ft level, but otherwise they were almost vertical and not shored.
Keywords: work rules, construction, trench, crushed, shoring, sloping, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15137284 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, n.e.c.

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