Houston Man Killed in Georgia Workplace Accident
A Texas man was killed last week when he became trapped in a concrete silo in Marietta, Georgia.
About the Georgia Silo Accident
Romero was one of two workers completing repairs on the silo when he lost his footing and fell into the silo. Romero was immediately buried by hundreds of pounds of gravel.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the incident.
Construction Accident Statistics
- According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,405 work-related fatalities were recorded in 2013.
- Of those, 3,929 were recorded in private industry and 796 were attributed to construction accidents.
- The leading causes of death among construction workers were: