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Accident: 201380052 - Employee Killed When Struck By Concrete Slab

Accident: 201380052 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 01/08/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30105196701/08/1997162278 Construction Corp.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on January 8, 1997, Employee #1 was walking on a path between a cement mixing area and a water pond. Adjacent to his path was an approximately 7 to 10 ft high stockpile of roadway debris that had formed as a loader operator was moving and dumping material from one stockpile to another stockpile adjacent to the path. While Employee #1 was behind the stockpile and out of view, the loader operator dropped a 77 in. long by 51 in. wide by 6.5 in. thick slab of concrete roadway out of its raised bucket. The concrete slab either fell directly onto Employee #1 or hit the pile and then fell onto him, trapping his entire body. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Keywords: concrete slab, obstructed view, pinned, construction, earthmoving equip, loader, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $500,000 to $1,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 301051967 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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