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Accident: 14568893 - Employee Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14568893 -- Report ID: 1054112 -- Event Date: 05/15/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1510360905/15/19841623Pacific Underground Installation
Employee #1 was in a 12 ft deep trench, installing 4 in. diameter plastic pipe for an underground telephone line. He had stepped out of the shored area and was bending over to sight the grade of the trench when a section of the bank gave way, striking him from behind. Employee #1 was buried and pinned by dirt and rocks. Coworkers immediately jumped into the trench and pulled him out. Employee #1 was conscious and breathing, but he sustained multiple injuries, including broken ribs, a broken pelvis, and a broken ankle.
Keywords: fracture, pinned, work rules, construction, trench, pelvis, rib, buried, cave-in, ankle
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15103609 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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