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Accident: 200602282 - One Employee Died And One Injured While Working In Culvert

Accident: 200602282 -- Report ID: 0625400 -- Event Date: 01/08/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30606065801/08/20031623Big Creek Construction
At approximately 12:55 p.m. on January 8, 2003, Employees #1 and #2, construction workers, along with two coworkers were leveling the bottom of a 10-foot-deep trench. For some reason, the walls collapsed and buried all four workers. Employee #1 and the coworkers were covered to their waist and chest, while Employee #2 was completely buried. Employee #1 and #2 were hospitalized and treated for their injuries. Employee #2 was pronounced dead soon after admittance to the hospital.
Keywords: cover, collapse, pinned, trench, crushed, buried
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306060658 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Wall (earthen) collapse
2 306060658 Fatality Strain/Sprain Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Wall (earthen) collapse

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