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Accident: 43845.015 - Employee Falls 9 Feet From Order Picker, Later Dies

Accident: 43845.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 04/20/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
902534.01504/24/2013Woodman'S Food Market, Inc.

At 11:45 on April 20, 2013, Employee #1 was working in a grocery store distribut ion center, operating an Order Picker, Crown Lift, 3200 Series, Truck Type E, an d Serial No. 1A271198, picking orders off of storage shelves Employee #1 was we aring a harness, but was not tied off. The employee went to aisle 60 & 61 to pic k a case of peanut butter off of the third shelf. As he tried to grab the case o f peanut butter, he tripped and fell nine feet to the concrete floor below. Empl oyee #1 suffered head trauma and was transported to a local hospital where he di ed three days later when he was removed from life support.

Keywords: concrete slab, fall, material handling, ppe, powered industrial vehicle, storage area, struck against, tripped, warehouse

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 902534.015 22 M Fatality Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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