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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1507732.015 - Nelsen Construction

Inspection Information - Office: Sioux Falls Area Office

Nr: 1507732.015Report ID: 0830400Open Date: 12/22/2020

Nelsen Construction
4649 Coal Bank Drivenull
Rapid City, SD 57701
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 237110/Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction
Mailing: 6612 Greenfield Drivenull, Rapid City, SD 57703

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/22/2020
Emphasis: N:TrenchClose Case:05/21/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1710619    
 Inspection1507723 Yes  

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131915.015Event: 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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