Man Crushed to Death in Construction Accident

A hired contractor died last week after being crushed between a concrete staircase and trench. The man, in his 40s, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said the man was digging near a boat dock when he became trapped and crushed by the concrete dock, near the levee.

The call came in at 5:10 p.m. from the 3600 block of Willow Road, he said.

“We were told a man was trapped between a concrete block and a trench,” he said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the accident happened, said Sgt. L. Warren. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident. Mercury News, 30 Aug 2012.

The man’s name was not released.