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Accident: 202355962 - Employee Pinned Against Sidewall Of Trench

Accident: 202355962 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 12/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30845159012/13/20041794Bay City Construction, Inc.
On December 12, 2004, employees for Bay City Construction were working in an excavation, 108 feet in length and approximately 11 feet in depth. The trench was not shored or sloped, and was in a work zone. Part of the concrete was undermined and came loose when a large truck drove by the trench. The concrete fell onto Employee #1, pinning him against the sidewall of the trench. The concrete that fell was 19 feet long, and the other employees used a backhoe to break it up in order to rescue Employee #1. He was taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken pelvis.
Keywords: excavation, fracture, trench, truck, pelvis, unstable soil, cave-in, backhoe, concrete, hip
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Powerline, transmission line Other $50,000 to $250,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308451590 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Wall (earthen) collapse

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