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Accident: 120556.015 - Employee Incurs Neck Injuries In Fall From Flatbed Truck

Accident: 120556.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 05/16/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1402954.01505/22/2019Golden State Lumber, Inc.

At 12:15 p.m. on May 16, 2019, an employee and a coworker had finished loading a flatbed truck with bundles of 2 inch by 8 inch by 24 foot lumber when they need ed to add a pallet of hardware. The employee climbed on top of the bundled lumbe r and advised the coworker to wait for instructions as he made room for the pall et of hardware. The employee lifted up one of the bundles and was telling the co worker where the material should be placed. The coworker elevated the pallet of hardware on the forks of a powered industrial truck (PIT) approximately 9 feet i n the air. The employee was verbally guiding the coworker whose visibility was l imited due to the palletized load. The coworker struck the pile of lumber the em ployee was holding with the PIT forks and knocked him down to the pavement. The employee sustained serious cervical injuries and was hospitalized.

Keywords: climbing, communication, concussion, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, flatbed truck, forklift, forks, guardrail, industrial truck, loading, lumber, lumber stack, material handling, neck, obstructed view, pal

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1402954.015 48 M Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, light

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