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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1497192.015 - Kelchner, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Cincinnati

Nr: 1497192.015Report ID: 0522000Open Date: 10/13/2020

Kelchner, Inc.
5405 Free Pikenull
Trotwood, OH 45426
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 50 Advanced Drivenull, Springboro, OH 45066

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/01/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:12/03/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130303.015Event: 10/13/2020Employee Is Killed When Trench Wall Collapses
At 2:05 p.m. on October 13, 2020, Employee #1, employed by a water and sewer lin e construction company, was installing a 42-inch ductile pipe inside two 10 feet by 24 feet stacked trench boxes inside an 18 feet deep trench. The trench wall collapsed, fell through the spreader bar, and struck Employee #1 from behind. The employee's body was forced against the ductile pipe. Employee #1 sustained traumatic injuries and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, caught between, caught in, cave-in, construction, hemorrhage, installing, pipe, pipeline, spreader bar, struck against, struck by, structural collapse, trench, trench box, wall, water pipe
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497192.015 Fatality Pipelayer

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