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Accident: 170237390 - Employee Pinned To The Ground In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 170237390 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 08/13/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11153944108/13/19901521Pape & Sons Const Inc
At approximately 1:00 p.m. on August 13, 1990, Employee #1 was preparing to lay a length of pipe in a ditch equipped with a trench box. The trench box bottom was approximately 3 ft from the base of the trench. As the employee was cleaning around the bell of the pipe already laid, the east bank under the box caved in, pinning him and throwing him against the ground. Employee #1 suffered three broken toes on his right foot and a dislocated and chipped right shoulder.
Keywords: fracture, trench box, installing, shoulder, pinned, construction, trench, pipe, toe, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111539441 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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