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Accident: 78456.015 - Employee Drowns When Covered By Water And Mud Mixture

Accident: 78456.015 -- Report ID: 0112600 -- Event Date: 07/31/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1081576.01507/31/2015A. Martins & Son Construction, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on July 31, 2015, an employee was working on an excavation. The employee looked into the excavation when it collapsed and engulfed him when a 10 inch water main broke and he was covered with a water and mud mixture. The employee drowned as a result.
Keywords: trench, drowning, falling object, flowing material, drown, fall, collapse
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition   7 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1081576.015 28 M Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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