Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#9, 2006 Jul; :1
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.
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Surveillance-programs; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Excavation-equipment; Injury-prevention
Trench cave-ins kill
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth