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Accident: 202488789 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Concrete Slab

Accident: 202488789 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 06/15/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31322666406/15/20091521Pinnacle Pest Control, Inc.
On June 15, 2009, an employee and a coworker were removing damaged wood from the bottom side of a concrete slab that was suspended above them. The concrete slab measuring approximately 5 ft by 7 ft was approximately 4 inches thick. The coworker exited the area under the slab to move the accumulated wood away from the working area. The employee continued to remove the supporting structure for the slab but did not replace the damaged wood with cribbing or jacks. During the removal operations the structural supports failed causing the concrete slab to fall onto the employee. The employee was crushed and killed. The responding Fire Department Rescue crew estimated its weight of the concrete slab to be about 1,000 pounds.
Keywords: chest, concrete slab, asphyxiated, construction, caught between, crushed, struck by, falling object
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 12 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313226664 Fatality Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Crushed/run-over by construction equipment during

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