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Accident: 960351 - Employee Injured In Excavation Cave-In

Accident: 960351 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 03/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11186074803/17/19931629North American Construction Corp.
Employee #1 was remodeling an old post office building to bring it up to earthquake code. To install rebar and concrete around the basement column, he had to dig an excavation that was approximately 10 ft by 9 ft by 10 ft deep. He was down approximately 5 ft and was leveling to put in shoring when the wall collapsed, pinning him against the column. Employee #1 was hospitalized. The cave-in occurred under a wall column that rested on a concrete slab.
Keywords: excavation, pinned, column, construction, shoring, sloping, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111860748 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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