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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 202478210 - Warehouseman Suffers Multiple Fractures In Fall

Accident: 202478210 -- Report ID: 0950636 -- Event Date: 02/25/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31266961703/02/20122512Waterhill Ltd

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 25, 2012, three employees were working to tear down a long section of storage racks located to the rear of a furniture warehouse. Employee #1 and a coworker were positioned on the second level of the storage rack, while another coworker operated the forklift. Employee #1 and the coworker were sliding the third level flooring overhead onto the adjacent forklift using their hands. Employee #1 was standing closest to the leading edge of the storage rack when he stepped forward and fell approximately 6 ft to the concrete floor below. Employee #1, a 44-yr-old male warehouseman, sustained serious injuries including multiple fractures, and he spent 10 days recovering in the hospital.

Keywords: concrete slab, warehouse, slip, industrial truck, fall, storage rack, storage area, tie-off

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312669617 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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