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Accident: 201952629 - Employee Dies In Cave-In During Retaining Wall Construction

Accident: 201952629 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 09/27/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10245626609/27/20001741Litter Construction, Inc.
On September 27, 2000, a four man construction crew was constructing a retaining wall. The retaining wall was 12 ft high and approximately 132 ft long. As work proceeded a cave-in occurred, fatally injuring one worker.
Keywords: wall, construction, retaining wall, buried, cave-in
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Shoreline development, dam, reservoir New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 102456266 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Pouring concrete foundations and walls
FatCause: Trench collapse

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