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Accident: 95953.015 - Employee Injures Leg Working In Trench

Accident: 95953.015 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 01/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1206033.01501/26/2017Craig Winton
At 11:16 a.m. on January 18, 2017, an employee was working inside a trench to expand the excavated area at a residential property. The trench measured 2.5 feet deep by 16 feet long and was located in front of a 4 feet tall brick retaining wall. As the employee worked to level the bottom of the trench, the retaining wall collapsed.The wall struck one of the employee's legs, resulting in fractures to his ankle and leg.
Keywords: trench, struck by, collapse, leg, fracture, ankle, retaining wall, crushing
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition Under $50,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1206033.015 42 M Non Hospitalized injury Fracture FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Collapse of structure

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