Accident Report Detail
Accident: 128079.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Materials
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|1485367.015||07/27/2020||Bush Brothers And Company|
At 9:30 a.m. on July 27, 2020, an employee was operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. The employee was crushed by a bulk tote of dried garbanzo beans located in warehouse 2. The totes used to store be ans were made of nylon, measured 4 feet cubed, weighed approximately 2,000 lbs. when filled, and were routinely stacked two high using pallets. The employee wa s operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. A coworker witnessed the employee kneeling beside a stack of two totes. A rip in the lower tote allowed beans to flow from the left corner. The employee was later found underneath the upper tote and was killed from skull fractures.
|1||1485367.015||58||F||Fatality||Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.|