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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14570170 - Employee Killed In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 14570170 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/21/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10172313808/21/19861623Barr Feed
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10007509208/21/19861623Barr Farm Supply
At approximately 9:15 a.m. on August 21, 1986, Employee #1 and #2 were laying pipe 20 ft from the rear of a 63-ft-long by 8-ft-8-in.-deep by 3-ft-8-in. wide trench. The east wall caved in, completely burying both men against the west wall. They sustained crushing injuries to their heads and chests, and had their spines forced into their brains. Both employees were pronounced dead at the scene by the Fairfield coroner. The walls of the trench were neither sloped nor shored.
Keywords: chest, head, work rules, construction, trench, crushed, shoring, sloping, buried, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101723138 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
2 100075092 Occupation Not Listed

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