Man who died after concrete slab fell on him identified

A worker was killed in southeast Austin Wednesday morning after a concrete slab fell on him.

AUSTIN - The man who died after a concrete slab fell on him at a construction site in southeast Austin has been identified, according to authorities.

Police told KVUE Friday that Amir Kaman, 49, was the man who was working on concrete slabs at a construction site when one of them fell and landed on him.

The Austin Police Department told KVUE the incident happened at 9:16 a.m. in the 2000 block of Wickersham Lane. 

KVUE streamed a live look at the scene along with comments from APD. Watch here:

There's a sign at the construction site that reads "Cadence McShane Construction." Although, officials could not confirm if they are, in fact, the company working on the project or whether or not the deceased worker was an employee or contractor with the business.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has inspected Cadence McShane work sites in Texas five times since 2013.

OSHA found workplace safety violations at a site in Leander in 2014 and at a site in Keller, Texas in 2013. OSHA issued a $1,890 fine following the 2014 work site inspection in Leander and a $2,000 fine following the 2013 work site inspection in Keller.

Cadence McShane released the following statement to KVUE:

“We are deeply saddened by the death of a subcontractor’s worker at the Austin construction site this morning and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and co-workers.  Along with other companies working at the site, we are assisting the proper authorities who are investigating this incident.”

The Workers Defense Project also issued a statement following the worker's death:

"Too many men and women are taken from their families due to the deadly working conditions of the Texas construction industry,” said Jose P. Garza, executive director of the Workers Defense Project. “Our hearts are heavy to know that one more loved one won’t be going home today. His family is in our prayers.”

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