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Accident: 200452175 - Employee Is Killed In Excavation Collapse

Accident: 200452175 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 11/20/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31050984911/20/20061623P. F. Moon & Company, Inc.
On November 20, 2006, Employee #1 was demolishing a manhole at a water treatment plant. The nearly vertical face of the excavation was not scaled back and a protective system was not being used. Employee #1 was killed when he was struck by falling dirt and engulfed when the excavation face collapsed.
Keywords: excavation, collapse, work rules, trench, shoring, asphalt
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310509849 Fatality Cancer Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Wall (earthen) collapse

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