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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at JB&L Utility Contractors in Reno, Texas

DATE: 02/18/19

An employee entered a trench (about 7 feet deep and 7 to 8 feet wide) to install a fitting on a sewer main at the bottom. The trench’s one vertical wall collapsed onto the employee, who suffered four broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and a broken shoulder blade.

Report ID 2019021834  
Date 02/18/2019  
UPA 1428248  
Inspection 1380073  
Primary NAICS 237110  
Nature 194 Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk
Part of Body 310 Chest, except internal location of diseases or disorders
Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Event 651 Excavation or trenching cave-in
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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