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Accident: 80913.015 - Excavation Company Owner Is Killed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 80913.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 11/10/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1104943.01511/10/2015Krepline Trucking & Excavating, Inc.
At 3:00 p.m. on November 10, 2015, Employee #1, the owner of an excavation compa ny, was engaged in excavation work at the site of new storage buildings. He was installing new sewer lines and connecting them to existing sewer lines. Earlie r he had been working with his father, but at this time he was alone. He entere d a trench that was approximately 8 feet deep. The trench collapsed, and soil, gravel, and a concrete slab fell onto Employee #1. He was fatally crushed. The subsequent investigation determined Employee #1 had sustained multiple blunt fo rce injuries to the area of his abdomen/diaphragm.
Keywords: abdomen, chest, collapse, concrete slab, construction, crushing, installing, pipeline, sewer, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1104943.015 46 M Fatality Construction Laborer FallDist:
Cause: Excavation

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