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Accident: 170835185 - Employee Is Injured In Excavation Cave-In

Accident: 170835185 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 07/21/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12553799307/25/20068711Miller Pacific Engineering Group
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 20, 2006, Employee #1 was in an excavated test pit, observing the profile of the soil and removing soil samples for his employer, Miller Pacific Engineering Group. The excavation was approximately 6-ft wide and 10-ft deep. The equipment involved was a John Deere backhoe with a 24-in. bucket. Employee #1 was injured when the wall of the excavation gave way. He was hospitalized for unspecified fractures.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, cave-in, backhoe
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125537993 Hospitalized injury Fracture Agricultural engineers

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