OCEANSIDE–A construction worker died Tuesday morning after a large concrete slab fell on him, an Oceanside police spokesman said today.
The industrial accident occurred at 1402 Avenida del Oro in Oceanside. 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. 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.
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.