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Accident: 200801397 - Employee Is Injured In Excavation Collapse

Accident: 200801397 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 08/10/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30838159908/10/20051794Flitcroft Septic Systems, Inc.
On August 10, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were installing a septic system for a residential home. The coworker was operating a backhoe to excavate the septic area, while Employee #1 installed the septic system. As Employee #1 was installing the system, a portion of the excavation collapsed and he was covered up to his waist in dirt. Employee #1 was hospitalized and treated for a fractured leg and hip.
Keywords: fracture, collapse, pinned, construction, caught between, fall, backhoe, hip, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 10
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308381599 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Trench collapse

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