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Report: Excavation or trenching cave-in at William's Ditching in Amarillo, Texas

DATE: 09/09/17

Employees were placing a water line for the city when one of the employees stepped outside of the trenching box. The earth collapsed around him, fracturing his lower vertebrae.

Report ID 2017098660  
Date 09/09/2017  
UPA 1261990  
Inspection 1264305  
Primary NAICS 238990  
Nature 111 Fractures
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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