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Accident: 14516843 - Employee Struck And Killed By Piece Of Falling Concrete Slab

Accident: 14516843 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 09/10/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10127172409/11/19871771Finfrock Industries, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 12:20 PM ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1987, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE USING A HYDRAULIC JACK, WITH A FABRICATED METAL SHORE POLE AS AN EXTENDER, TO RAISE ONE END OF A 25 BY 4 FOOT PRESTRESSED CONCRETE FLOOR SLAB. THEY NEEDED TO RAISE THE SLAB SO THAT A PIECE OF ANGLE IRON COULD BE PLACED ON TOP OF THE MASONRY WALL THAT THE CONCRETE SLAB WAS LEANING AGAINST. WHEN THE SLAB HAD BEEN RAISED ABOUT 3 3/4 INCHES THE SHORE POST BEING USED AS AN EXTENDER KICKED OUT, ALLOWING THE SLAB TO FALL. WHEN THE SLAB FELL AGAINST THE WALL A CHUNK AT THE TOP BROKE OFF AND FELL TO THE FLOOR. THE CHUNK GLANCED OFF EMPLOYEE #2 AND STRUCK EMPLOYEE #1 IN THE CHEST AND HEAD. HE DIED INSTANTLY FROM CRUSHING INJURIES TO HIS HEAD AND CHEST.
Keywords: chest, concrete slab, head, work rules, construction, crushed, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101271724 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 101271724 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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