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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at E & M Contracting in Jonesboro, Arkansas
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.
|Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
|Part of Body
|Abdomen, except internal location of diseases or disorders
|Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
|Excavating machinery, unspecified
|Excavation or trenching cave-in
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