OSHA Investigates Death of Worker Crushed by 7.5-Ton Concrete Slab

May 18, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the death of 42-year-old Alexander Cordova, who was crushed by a 7.5-ton concrete barrier wall.

Crews were unloading Cordova’s truck at a site for the I-295 Expansion Project in Jacksonville, Fla., when the barrier wall fell off his loading truck. Cordova was standing next to the truck when the concrete fell on top of him.

OSHA spent several hours investigating the site where Cordova was killed to make sure procedures were followed and the material being used was in proper condition.

Cordova worked for Big Ben Trucking out of Tampa, Fla., the subcontracting company hired by the site's general contractor Prince. Both companies declined to comment.

Source: First Coast News