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Accident: 202658134 - Employees Are Injured When Trench Collapses

Accident: 202658134 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 07/09/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31667044707/09/20131731Abeco Electric Service Inc
At approximately 6:51 a.m. on July 9, 2013, Employee #1 and #2, both electricians, were installing two 5 in. PVC conduits in a 160 ft long trench. Employee #1 and #2 used four sets of chairs that had fallen over to stabilize underground conduit. Employee #1 and #2 were on their knees while inside the trench attempting to pick up the chairs, when they noticed dirt from the east wall falling. Employee #1 and #2 immediately stood up as the trench wall collapsed on them. Employee #1 and #2 were taken to a local medical center for treatment and released the same day. Employee #1 suffered abrasions, contusions and bruising and Employee #2 had the same injuries along with additional fractures in the trench collapse.
Keywords: fracture, chair, collapse, conduit, trench, abrasion, cave-in, contusion
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $250,000 to $500,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 316670447 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Trench collapse
2 316670447 Non Hospitalized injury Fracture Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Trench collapse

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