Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Alert: Due to routine maintenance on the OSHA website, some pages may be temporarily unavailable.
To report an emergency, file a complaint with OSHA or ask a safety and health question, call 1-800-321-6742 (OSHA).

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 171054703 - Employee Injured While Being Lowered Into Trench Box

Accident: 171054703 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 11/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12676496811/19/19961623West Jordan City Public Works
Employee #1, age 18, of the West Jordan City maintenance department, and two coworkers, of Speck Construction, Inc., were riding a 72 in. manhole cone that was being lowered into a trench box by a backhoe. The men were riding the cone to give it some balance, which it needed because it was missing a chain and bracket. The manhole cone titled while it was being lowered, pinning Employee #1 between a support chain and the cement manhole wall. He sustained multiple serious injuries, for which he was hospitalized. (For information on injuries to the coworkers, see ID # 171054695)
Keywords: chain, wall, pinned, work rules, construction, trench, hoist, riding on equipment, manhole, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Other  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126764968 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Crushed/run-over of non-operator by operating cons

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.