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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at E & M Contracting in Jonesboro, Arkansas

DATE: 03/13/18

An employee was working inside a trench approximately 3 feet deep. An excavator was working above him when the weight of the excavator caused one of the trench walls to fall, pushing the rebar cage into the employee and striking his abdomen. He was hospitalized with abdominal bleeding.

Report ID 2018032465  
Date 03/13/2018  
UPA 1318414  
Inspection 1302960  
Primary NAICS 238110  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 330 Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Secondary Source 3210 Excavating machinery, unspecified
Event 651 Excavation or trenching cave-in
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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