Details of the Cement Mixer Accident
The incident occurred around 8:20 A.M. in the 500 block of 48th Street.
The officials investigating the scene said that a man was either working on or near one of the cement trucks that were in front of one of the houses in the residential area when he somehow got pulled into the truck.
The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Jesus Manuel Solano.
Cement Truck Accident Statistics
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,821 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014. 899 of those killed were construction workers.
Among the leading causes of death for construction workers were:
- Struck by Object
According to the Electronic Library of Construction Occupational Safety & Health, the ready mixed concrete industry had an OSHA recordable rate of 10.2 nonfatal occupational injuries per 100 full-time employees in the year 1999. This rate is almost twice the average rate of 6.3 for general industry and is also greater than the rate of 8.2 for construction.