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Accident: 659839 - Employee Killed In Trench Cave-In

Accident: 659839 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 02/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10292484202/13/19891623Ram Contracting, Inc.
Employee #1 and a coworker were in a trench to hook up a 36 inch concrete drainage pipe when the backhoe operator noticed that the side wall of the trench was starting to fall into and onto Employee #1. He called out and the coworker escaped but Employee #1 was struck by the spoils and partially buried next to the pipe. He was struck on the head by a large piece of clay, which crushed his skull, killing him.
Keywords: head, work rules, construction, trench, crushed, skull, struck by, buried, cave-in, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102924842 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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