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Accident: 170200679 - Employee Injured In Fall Through Storage Rack Deck

Accident: 170200679 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11185326302/15/19912434Continental Store Fixtures

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on February 12, 1991, Employee #1 was dismantling metal pallet storage racks. He was working from a pallet elevated on the forks of a forklift to the third tier of the metal rack, approximately 8 ft above the floor. He stepped from the pallet platform onto the storage rack deck. The 3/4 in. thick particleboard broke under his weight, and he fell to the floor. Employee #1 suffered scratches, bruises, and a back injury.

Keywords: dismantling, collapse, decking panel, overloaded, back, fall, fall protection, storage rack, elevated work plat, contusion

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111853263 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Miscellaneous precision woodworkers

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