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Accident: 112455.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Precast Pieces While

Accident: 112455.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1370331.01501/10/2019E. C. Babbert, Inc.
At 9:55 a.m. on January 10, 2019, an employee was hoisting an approximately 5,29 5 pound precast slab with an overhead crane. The employee was in the process of preparing three precast structures for transfer to the yard to stage for shipmen t. The structures consisted of a water meter, pit base, riser, and a slab top fo r the water meter pit riser. The employee was in the process of moving the top s lab over the top of the riser. While operating the crane by the pendant controls , the employee walked in-between the two concrete pit risers, approximately two foot aisle. While operating the crane, the employee became pinned at the chest a rea with his back against the top of the riser structure. Coworkers found the em ployee trapped between the precast pieces and unresponsive. The coworkers operat ed the crane to move the slab away from the employee. The employee collapsed to the ground. Emergency medical services arrived onsite and began CPR. The employe e was transported to the hospital, where the employee was pronounced dead as a r esult of the injuries sustained.
Keywords: cpr, crane, crushed, hoist, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1370331.015 59 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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