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Accident: 200270098 - Employee Killed When Crushed By Loaded Pallets

Accident: 200270098 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 07/10/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021353507/12/19964213Equity Transportation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021354307/11/19965021Saxton Inc Design Group

Employee #1, a truck driver, was helping a coworker of Saxton Design Group, Inc., to unload a semi-trailer. The coworker was using a pallet jack to raise and wheel three loaded pallets to the rear of the truck. When the pallet jack reached the dock plate at the rear of the truck, the middle and top pallets toppled over onto Employee #1. He was crushed against the dock plate and was killed.

Keywords: unsecured, work rules, manual mat handling, off loading, walk-behind forklift, palletized cargo, crushed, falling object, loading dock, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300213535 Fatality Fracture Truck drivers, heavy
2 300213543 Occupation Not Listed

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