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Accident: 170089171 - Employee Injured When Pinned In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 170089171 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 10/18/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11571283810/18/19911623Roger Konradson Construction
Employee #1 was installing a new storm drain in a 10 to 11 ft deep trench. As Employee #1 was wrapping a piece of chain around an 8 in. pipe to support an existing sewer line, the face of the trench gave way, pinning him against the opposite trench wall. The backhoe operator tried helping Employee #1 out of the trench until the fire department arrived. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital with a broken leg and hip.
Keywords: fracture, installing, pinned, work rules, construction, trench, unstable soil, cave-in, hip, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115712838 Hospitalized injury Fracture Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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