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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130591.015 Event: 04/28/2020Employee Strikes Shovel Handle And Is Killed
At 1:30 p.m. on April 28, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was working at a multiemployer project, the construction of a residential struc ture. He jumped into a trench and made contact with a shovel handle sticking ou t from the ground inside the excavation. The shovel handle struck the employee' s throat, causing a traumatic injury to the right carotid artery. Employee #1 w as killed.
Keywords: artery, blunt force trauma, excavation, residential construction, shovel, struck against, throat, trench
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1475754.015 Fatality Construction Laborer

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