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Accident: 994806 - Employee Killed In Trench Wall Collapse

Accident: 994806 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/24/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10430203906/24/19881521Hunter Douglas, Inc.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on April 24, 1988, Employee #1 and two coworkers were working in a trench, which had been open for approximately two hours. They had been in the trench for approximately one to five minutes when the trench walls collapsed. Employee #1 was struck in the chest and kidneys, and was killed. Extremely dry soil conditions contributed to the hazardous condition of the trench.
Keywords: chest, construction, trench, struck by, unstable soil, kidney, cave-in
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104302039 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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