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Accident: 200103208 - Employee'S Fractures Pelvis In Trench Collapse

Accident: 200103208 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 09/25/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31256389309/25/20081799Ace Basement Waterproofing And Cement Contractors
At 1:30 p.m. on September 25, 2008, Employee #1 entered an unprotected, 9-foot deep trench to replace existing water drainage lines. Employee #2 was operating a backhoe, and Employee #3 was pouring gravel into the trench, while positioned at the top of the trench. During final dig out with a shovel, a large, heavy chunk of soil fell from the face of the trench. The soil struck Employee #1 and trapped him. Employees #2 and #3 entered the trench and began digging Employee #1 out from under the chunk of soil. The local fire department was summoned and arrived to complete the removal of Employee #1 from the trench. Emergency medical responders were called, and Employee #1 was taken to the emergency room at Fairview Hospital. He was hospitalized for treatment of his injuries. Employee #1's injuries included a fractured pelvis and a sprained back.
Keywords: fracture, collapse, construction, trench, back, pelvis, struck by, backhoe, hip, sprain
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 312563893 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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