MARCH 1, 2017
WAYNE, NJ — A worker died in a cement-mixer accident in New Jersey Wednesday morning, local officials said.
Officials got a call about the incident around 10 a.m. The cement mixer was not in use at the time of the incident.
Initial reports show the victim was cleaning out the cement mixer on Dey Road and became trapped under the mixer's drum. The victim was crushed by the body of the truck.
No identifying information is available for the victim.
It appears the accident happened at SBI Materials, a company that does walkway work.
The regional medical examiner and the Wayne Fire Department responded.
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WAYNE, NJ — Officials are investigating a Wednesday morning industrial accident in which a man was killed while cleaning a concrete mixer on Dey Road.
According to police, at 9:53 a.m. emergency crews responded to a call from a motorist who was flagged down by SBI Materials subcontractors that someone was trapped in a concrete mixer.
On scene, officers found a man wedged between the rotating drum on the back of a concrete-mixer truck and the truck body. According to reports, the victim was cleaning out the concrete mixer, and somehow became trapped and was crushed.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from the Wayne Police Department. He has not yet been identified but was described as a 34-year-old man by police.
From the street at SBI Materials, the location of the accident, little was visible except the flashing lights of emergency vehicles and the top of a white concrete mixer deeper within the work area. Rain fell steadily as police and emergency vehicles came and went from the business’s front gate, which was monitored by workers in safety vests in the late morning hours.
Medical examiners were among officials responding Wednesday morning when a man was killed while cleaning out a concrete mixer in Wayne. (Photo: Tariq Zehawi/NorthJersey.com)
At 1:30 p.m., the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department assisted in removing the victim for confirmation and identification by the state medical examiner.
The Wayne Emergency Volunteer Memorial first-aid squad, the advanced life support team from St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the Occupational Health and Safety Agency and the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office also responded at the scene.
John Lynch, director of operations at SBI Materials said the victim was a subcontractor and expressed his condolences to the victim’s family.
He declined to comment further, citing the OSHA and police investigations.
Video surveillance tapes of the work area will be examined as a part of the continuing investigation by the Prosecutor's Office and the Wayne police.
SBI Materials is listed as a landscape and masonry supplies and equipment company