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Accident: 91417.015 - Employee Crushed In Trench Collapse

Accident: 91417.015 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 12/15/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1197640.01512/15/2016Arrow Plumbing Llc And R2 Plumbing Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on December 15, 2016, an employee entered a trench and it collapse d. While digging to find a sewer stub, a backhoe struck a sewer line. The employ ee climbed into the unprotected trench to investigate, the trench collapsed. The employee suffered asphyxia while being crushed by the dirt.
Keywords: asphyxiated, backhoe, construction vehicle, crushing, sewer, trench
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1197640.015 33 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause:

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