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FedEx Distribution Center construction site (file photo)

Construction Worker Crushed In Industrial Accident

Oceanside CA— This morning, October 13, 2015 at approximately 9:03 a.m. the Oceanside Police department Communications Center began receiving 9-1-1 calls regarding an industrial accident at 1402 Avenida del Oro. Oceanside Fire and Oceanside Police personnel responded. The investigation revealed the following.

The area is a large vacant area currently under construction to be used in the future as the FedEx distribution center. While workers were working in the northeast corner of the site, a large concrete slab called a “head wall” fell on one of the workers and crushed him.

Concrete walls being installed at FedEx distribution center (file photo)

Concrete walls being installed at FedEx distribution center (file photo)

 

Co-workers immediately used a nearby crane to remove the slab and began life-saving measures. Oceanside Fire personnel arrived and took over the life-saving measures, but the person was declared dead at the scene.

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The victim was described as a white male in his mid-fifties. His name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

Co-workers were offered assistance from the Trauma Intervention Program.

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