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Accident: 142030.015 - One Employee Is Killed, One Is Injured In Collapse Due To T

Accident: 142030.015 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 12/10/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1568259.01512/16/2021Dollar General Corporation

At 10:45 p.m. on December 10, 2021, Employee #1 who supervised a retail store wa s receiving instructions from her coworker (Store Manager) via phone stating if she and Employee #2 (a Cashier) heard a tornado emergency siren to lock up the s tore and go to the bathroom for shelter. As Employee #1 and Employee #2 began to lock up the store they did not hear the siren due to the loud cotton gin across the street. As they were on way to bathroom, Employee #2 stated he heard and co uld feel an explosion against his body. When he came to his senses, he noticed a large wall freezer was on top of his head with beer constantly leaking onto his face. He noticed Employee #1 on the top of him whimpering and said that she soo n was not saying anything and died. Employee #1 was killed due to multiple injur ies including fractures and lacerations to her abdomen before they were discover ed. The cause was a building collapse due to a tornado. Employee #2 was hospital ized to treat multiple injuries to fractures, contusions and abrasions to his ne ck and back.

Keywords: abdomen, alarm, back, building, building collapse, commercial building, contusion, falling object, flying object, fracture, laceration, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, neck, noise, retail, retail c

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1568259.015 52 F Fatality Supervisors, general office
2 1568259.015 19 M Hospitalized injury Cashiers

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