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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at West Texas Boring, LLC in San Antonio, Texas

DATE: 07/21/20

An employee of West Texas Boring was 2.5 feet from the edge of a pit trying to measure the distance of the water line. The ground gave way under his feet and he slid down into the pit. The employee was buried up to his waist in approximately 4 cubic yards of heavy rock and dirt. He sustained fractures to the ribs and a leg.

Report ID 2020076849  
Date 07/21/2020  
UPA 1628226  
Primary NAICS 213111  
Nature 111 Fractures
Part of Body 899 Multiple body parts, n.e.c.
Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Event 651 Excavation or trenching cave-in
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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