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Accident: 201522216 - Employee Is Asphyxiated In A Trench Collapse

Accident: 201522216 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 11/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12315284511/30/20041794G. H. Kelly & Son Contractors
On November 30, 2004, Employee #1 was working in a trench approximately 15 ft by 5 ft by 30 ft. Employee #1 was using a laser transmit to determine the proper depth for a drain pipe when the walls of the trench collapsed and covered Employee #1. Employee #1 was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, drain pipe, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 123152845 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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