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Accident: 200770105 - Employee Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 200770105 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 07/25/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30054339407/25/19971623J. Cougler, Inc.
Employee #1 was inside a 6 ft trench box that was located at the top of an 11 ft to 13 ft deep trench. A supporting side wall collapsed, and the trench box fell. Pavement from the street then fell on top of it. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: trench box, construction, trench, struck by, cave-in, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300543394 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Trench collapse

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