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Accident: 202466462 - Employee Fractures Pelvis In Trench Collapse

Accident: 202466462 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 05/08/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31020144705/14/20081611James A. Hahn Inc Dba D I Construction
On May 8, 2008, Employee #1, a foreman, was working for a subcontractor. The contractor was responsible for excavating and placing the main sewer line in the middle of an existing street. The subcontractor was responsible for placing manhole laterals off the main sewer pipe. The excavation was about 12 to 15 feet deep, in Class C soil. Employee #1 was attempting to place formwork to make the manhole housing when part of the side of the trench collapsed. Employee #1 was taken to St. John's Hospital with a fractured pelvis, where he stayed for five days for treatment.
Keywords: sewer, excavation, fracture, collapse, trench, pelvis, pipe, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 310201447 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Forming
FatCause: Trench collapse

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