Accident Report Detail
Accident: 145264.015 - Employee Falls From Elevated Height In Warehouse And Incurs
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At approximately 12:30 a.m. on November 29, 2021, an employee was assigned to mo ve pallets of mattresses from a section to the front of the warehouse. He opera ted Crown stand-up forklift #7 (model SP 3400 series, serial Number 1A301576). The employee was putting away pallets of mattresses on an elevated rack (approxi mately 10 feet in height) using a forklift. As the employee was stepping off of the forklift onto the second-level rack, he fell approximately 10 feet down to the concrete floor. The metal left side connection of the second-level rack broke, causing him to fall. The employee had a harness on but was not connected to the lanyard connected to the forklift. Coworkers heard a noise/crash, saw hi m, stabilized the broken rack using a forklift, and went to his aid. The employe e was found unconscious and sustained fractures to the ribs, shoulder, and spine . The employee was taken to the hospital and admitted to treat these injuries.
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