Accident Report Detail
Accident: 202528477 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Falling Platform
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|315465245||03/11/2011||5084||Westfalia Technologies, Inc.|
At 1:30 a.m. on March 11, 2011, Employee #1 and four coworkers were performing maintenance on an automated pallet retrieval machine (or storage retrieval machine). The equipment was located in a warehouse and was used for the vertical lifting of pallets. Employee #1 and his coworkers were working underneath the machine to replace the 105 feet- high chains that drove the lift platform. The chain had been secured by wedged safety devices. As they were pulling chains through a sprocket, the platform fell and crushed Employee #1. Employee #1 was killed.
|1||315465245||Fatality||Other||Occupation not reported|