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Trench cave-ins kill.

Authors
Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
Source
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#9, 2006 Jul; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20041085
Abstract
In Michigan, from 2001-2005, 8 workers have been killed when a trench wall collapsed and buried the worker. Five of these workers were working on making sewer pipe taps. These include: 1. 18-year-old male carpenter working on a sewer lead when a 9 ft trench wall collapsed. 2. 22-year-old male construction worker replacing a sewer lead to a residence when an 8 ft trench wall collapsed. 3. 37-year-old male plumber replacing a residential underground sewer pipe when a 9 ft trench wall collapsed.
Keywords
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Surveillance-programs; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Excavation-equipment; Injury-prevention
Publication Date
20060726
Document Type
Other
Email Address
debra.chester@ht.msu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329
Source Name
Trench cave-ins kill
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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