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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131915.015 Event: 12/21/2020Employee Repairing Sewer Line Is Killed When Trench Collapse
At 4:00 p.m. on December 21, 2020, Employee #1 and coworkers, employed by a wate r and sewer line construction company, were attempting to repair a residential s ewer line that was back flowing. While they were in the trench they had dug, a trench wall collapsed. Employee #1 was caught in the collapsing material and fa tally crushed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, blunt force trauma, buried, caught in, crushed, excavation, pipeline, repair, residential construction, sewer, structural collapse, trench, unguarded, unprotected, wall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507732.015 Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators

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