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San Antonio Worker Fatally Crushed By Bag Of Sand

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Destiny Baker3 years ago

A man in his early 60s was killed on Monday when he was struck by a 3,500-pound of fracking sand at a North Side San Antonio warehouse.

About the San Antonio Warehouse Accident

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the man was working as a spotter for a forklift driver at a warehouse in the 19500 block of Bulverde Road when a bag of sand fell on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 10:30 am.

While his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the San Antonio Express-News did report that he was an employee of Chalk Mountain Services. The company provides oilfield transportation services and was leasing space at the building owned by Pearson.

Authorities are investigating the accident, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

On the Job Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012. This averages to 89 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
  • 4,175 of those deaths were recorded in the private industry.
  • Another 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were also recorded for the year.

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