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Accident: 202523338 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Concrete Slab Falls

Accident: 202523338 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 01/29/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31669714301/29/20131799Express Chipping, Inc.
On January 29, 2013, Employee #1, with Express Chipping, Inc., was working inside of a Cement Truck Hopper, chipping away the concrete that had solidified. Employee #1 was chipping the hardened concrete when a slab of concrete (approximately 1200 pounds) fell and pinned Employee #1 against one of the fins/vanes inside of the hopper. Employee #1 was crushed and died of Positional Asphyxiation. The Fire Department was called, and the Fire Department moved the concrete slab. Paramedics declared Employee #1 was dead.
Keywords: concrete slab, asphyxiated, concrete truck, pinned, concrete beam, caught between, hopper
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316697143 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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