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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at Total Contracting Ltd. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 07/06/18

On July 6, 2018, an employee was installing pipe in an excavation four feet deep. The walls collapsed and the employee was struck by falling rock and dirt, suffering a compression of the L2 vertebra.

Report ID 2018077828  
Date 07/06/2018  
UPA 1378390  
Inspection 1344061  
Primary NAICS 237110  
Nature 110 Traumatic injuries to bones, nerves, spinal cord, unspecified
Part of Body 322 Lumbar region
Source 611 Ditches, channels, trenches, excavations
Event 651 Excavation or trenching cave-in
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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