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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at Discount Renovations, Inc. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 06/03/17

On 6/3/2017, an employee was working in a trench to erect a retaining wall to insert a large machine. During the work process, the concrete company had to remove the trench walls so that the work crew inside the trench could apply mortar to a pre-set area where the cinder blocks were to be placed. As the concrete crew removed the walls, the side of the trench collapsed and toppled onto the injured employee. He suffered forehead lacerations and bruising and temporarily lost consciousness. He was hospitalized.

Report ID 2017065053  
Date 06/03/2017  
UPA 1222608  
Inspection 1237153  
Primary NAICS 238110  
Nature 160 Intracranial injuries, unspecified
Part of Body 111 Brain
Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Event 651 Excavation or trenching cave-in
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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