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Accident: 200823581 - Employee Sustains Fractured Collar Bone In Trench Collapse

Accident: 200823581 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 06/05/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30977276206/05/20071623Community Sewer And Septic Rodding,Inc
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 5, 2007, Employee #1 was working in and around a 5.5-ft deep trench in type "C" soil. Employee #1 had not had any training on working in or around trenches, and could not answer any questions about soil types or when trench protection is needed. The trench collapsed, causing Employee #1 to suffer a broken collar bone. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: fracture, collarbone, construction, trench, cave-in, untrained, unguarded
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill New project or new addition Under $50,000 5
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309772762 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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