A construction worked was crushed to death early Wednesday by a concrete slab weighing as much as 40,000 pounds while building the Edison apartment complex off East Riverside Drive in Southeast Austin.
Emergency personnel arrived shortly after 9 a.m., but by the time they were able to break through the concrete slab with drills, sledgehammers and other tools around 10 a.m., the unidentified man was dead, according to EMS and media reports.
The incident could add to calls for stronger protection…
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