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Accident: 660415 - Employee'S Hip Fractured By Trench Collapse

Accident: 660415 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10744285706/11/19911623P.J. Hayes, Incorporated
Employee #1 was installing 12 in. ductile iron water pipe in a 5 ft 9 in. deep by 3 ft wide by 36 ft long trench. There was no shoring or other protective device used to prevent a collapse of the side walls. The trench was located in an asphalt-covered roadway. When the trench collapsed, a 30 ft long section of asphalt fell into the trench, striking the employee on his right hip and causing a fracture.
Keywords: fracture, work rules, construction, trench, shoring, struck by, cave-in, falling object, hip, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107442857 Hospitalized injury Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c.

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