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Concrete Form Mishap Kills 1, Injures 3

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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A concrete pour on a Kentucky highway project turned tragic this week when the metal form for a new retaining wall apparently fell, killing one worker and injuring three.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was on the scene and investigating the death of Kenneth E. Decker, 63, of Bee Spring, KY.

 WBKO.com

 WBKO.com

Kenneth E. Decker, 63, was killed by the collapse of a large metal form on Highway 90-E.

The accident occurred just after 11 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) during the reconstruction of Highway 90-E in Barren County.

Possible Malfunction

"There was an accident, or a malfunction of the forms that we guess," Glasgow Barren County Emergency Management Director Tony Richey told a local television station.

Details were still emerging, but officials said the accident happened when workers were pouring concrete to form a retention wall along the road. The metal form that holds the 24-by-12-foot wall in place during construction apparently fell on the crew, officials said.

The crew works for Van Meter Construction, of Bowling Green, KY. The company could not be reached for comment Wednesday (Oct. 10). Several published phone numbers for the company were disconnected.

A female crew member was airlifted to the University of Louisville hospital, and two male workers were transported by ambulance to TJ Samson Community Hospital of Glasgow, KY.

Neither their identities nor their conditions were released, but authorities described their injuries as non-life-threatening.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Concrete; Construction; Contractors; Fatalities; Health and safety; Roads/Highways

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