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Accident: 201630308 - Employee Injured In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 201630308 -- Report ID: 1054111 -- Event Date: 11/14/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30186319711/14/19971623Werbin West Contracting Inc
Employee #1 was working in a trench when walls caved-in. The trench had shoring that was apparently inadequate since the cave-in came around the shoring and trapped Employee #1 in the trench. Employee #1 was buried up to his neck and suffered a broken collarbone and three cracked ribs.
Keywords: collarbone, trench, rib, shoring, cave-in
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301863197 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Trench collapse

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