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Accident: 200515872 - One Excavation Worker Is Killed And One Is Injured In Fall

Accident: 200515872 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 08/14/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31727842208/14/20131623Aldridge Electric Inc
On August 14, 2013, Employee #1 and Coworker #1, employees of an electrical power and communication line construction company, were working as part of a crew assigned to remove accumulated ground water from the bottom of a 50-foot deep pier excavation. They were standing on a suspended rebar cage that had been inserted into the excavation. One of the straps holding the cage in place ripped, causing Employee #1 and Coworker #1 to be thrown from the cage. They both fell into the excavation. Employee #1 sustained a puncture to his head. He was killed. Coworker #1 sustained an unidentified injury.
Keywords: ejected, personnel cage, excavation, head, power line worker, construction, fall, fall protection, puncture, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317278422 Fatality Puncture Electrical power installers and repairers

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