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Accident: 201036415 - Employee Is Injured In Retaining Wall Collapse

Accident: 201036415 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12022670911/01/20041799Navarro Landscape Lp
On September 29, 2004, Employee #1, with Navarro Landscape, was in an excavation between two retaining walls (one under construction) removing loose soil. He and coworkers shoveled dirt over the wall under construction to an excavated space on the opposite side. The pressure exerted by the soil caused the top 3 ft of the wall to partially collapse. Employee #1 was struck by falling blocks. He was hospitalized at Whittier Hospital for a fractured leg.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, collapse, work rules, construction, unstable soil, retaining wall, leg
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility New project or new addition Under $50,000 1 7
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120226709 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Backfilling and compacting
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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