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Accident: 200674729 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Concrete Slab

Accident: 200674729 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 02/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30729596402/20/20041771St. Johns Rebar & Erection, Co.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2004, an employee and a coworker were positioning a precast concrete slab on the second story of a motel. The slab weighed approximately 4,500 pounds. The slab tilted while the workers were standing on top of it. The employee was killed when the concrete slab fell on top of him. The coworker was able to jump to safety.
Keywords: concrete slab, construction, crushed, precast, struck by, falling object, concrete, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 8 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307295964 Fatality Fracture Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:8
Cause: Pouring or installing floor decks
FatCause: Fall, other

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