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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1366688.015 - Archer Western Construction, Llc
Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Region 3
Report ID: 0352430
Open Date: 12/17/2018
Archer Western Construction, Llc
8201 Eastern Avenuenull Baltimore, MD 21224
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 13454 Sunrise Valley Drivesuite 400, Herndon, VA 20171
Case Status: CLOSED
Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 112146.015
Employee Is Pinned Against Trench Wall By Excavator Bucket A
At 12:15 p.m. on December 17, 2018, Employee #1 and a coworker were hand shoveli ng mud and muck into the bucket of an excavator. The operator of the excavator would then lift the bucket out of the trench to empty it under the direction of the foreman. The operator of the excavator was walking off site to take his lun ch break. The foreman asked the operator if he could move the bucket back some. The operator got back into the excavator and began to operate the excavator. When the operator moved the bucket, it pinned the employee who was down in the t rench against the side wall of the trench. The employee suffered internal injur ies to his abdomen and was killed.
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