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Accident: 96437.015 - Employee In Trencher Roll-Over And Incurs Rib Fractures

Accident: 96437.015 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 06/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1240799.01506/16/2017Luke Horn Electric
At 11:30 a.m. on June 13, 2017, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contractor, was engaged in trenching work at a job site. He was operating a trencher when he moved the vehicle too close to a trench. The ground gave way, and the trencher rolled over and down into the trench. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for multiple fractured ribs and a laceration to his chest.
Keywords: trench, trench digger, collapse, electrical, laceration, roll-over, fracture, construction, chest, rib
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1240799.015 63 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Electricians FallDist:
Cause: Interior plumbing, ducting, electrical work

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