Accident Report Detail
Accident: 201570322 - One Employee Killed By Falling Panel, Another One Injured
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|302071832||12/28/1998||2821||Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc|
On December 23, 1998, Employees #1 and #2, who worked for the Material Handling Department, were installing a cardboard V board around a 9,378-lb acrylic panel. A total of seven acrylic panels were stored vertically with wooden panel holders or kickouts. Employee #1 was jacking the panel up from the bottom to create access to the bottom panel to install the packaging material. Wooden 4-ft by 4-ft blocks were used as a balancing tool when the jack was used. Employee #1 was working on Panel Number Three, which measured 9 ft 8 in. in height, 5 in. in width, and 25 ft in length. Employee #2 was just outside of Panel Number Three when the panel started toppling. Employee #1 was in the middle of the panel when he was killed by the weight of the falling panel. The other two panels were left standing and the remaining panels had fallen. Employee #2 suffered back strain while attempting to escape the falling acrylic panels. He was hospitalized.
|1||302071832||Fatality||Concussion||Occupation not reported|
|2||302071832||Hospitalized injury||Strain/Sprain||Occupation not reported|