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Accident: 202356663 - Employee Injured When Trench Callapes

Accident: 202356663 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 11/05/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30801782111/05/20041521D. L. Concrete
On November 11, 2004, Employee #1 was working alone in a trench removing dirt and mud from the base of a 6-ft deep, 46-ft long, 5-ft wide trench. The trench was not protected from cave-ins by the use of shoring systems or sloping equipment. The trench collapsed trapping the employee at the thighs. Employee #1 was transported to shock trauma where he received treatment for injuries and released.
Keywords: dirt tamper, equipment operator, trench, sloping
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000 1 15
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308017821 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Trench collapse

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