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Accident: 99330.015 - Employee Falls Into Excavation And Fractures Vertebrae

Accident: 99330.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/22/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1266657.01509/25/2017Lee'S Plumbing & Excavating, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on September 22, 2017, Employee #1, employed by construction excav ation company, was operating a Kobelco excavator at a residential construction s ite. He exited the excavator to hand a fitting to an employee working inside an excavated trench. The ground gave way, and Employee #1 fell into the excavatio n, a fall height of 13 feet. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital, admitted, and treated for multiple fractured vert ebrae.
Keywords: cave-in, collapse, excavation, excavator, fall, fracture, residential construction, trench, vertebra, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1266657.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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