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Accident: 117032.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Concrete Slab

Accident: 117032.015 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 06/11/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1407404.01506/11/2019T.W. Phillips Grading, Inc.

At 11:30 a.m. on June 11, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, employed by a constr uction company, were working at an excavation where a pipe would be installed. The coworker was operating an excavator, and Employee #1 was assisting as they s et a precast concrete headwall (retaining wall) inside the excavation. The slab began to lean, and as they corrected its position and reset it, the concrete wa ll broke apart. Employee was killed when parts of the wall struck and crushed h is chest.

Keywords: chest, concrete, concrete slab, construction, crushed, excavation, excavator, falling object, installing, material handling, struck by, trench, wall
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other   0 0 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1407404.015 42 M Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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