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Accident: 567743 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Corrugated Boxes

Accident: 567743 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 08/19/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11034159108/21/19962676Rockline Industries Inc.

Employee #1, a material handler in a warehouse, was moving pallets of bundled corrugated boxes to the production line by using a "walkie riding" Hyster hand jack. Other material handlers using forklifts would place the pallets on the floor where Employee #1 could get to the pallets with the hand jack. Employee #1 had put his hand jack under a pallet on the floor when he was seen running away from the jack. The stacked pallets fell toward him and a bundle of boxes struck him in the neck, pushing him face down onto the concrete floor. He sustained a head fracture and was killed.

Keywords: fracture, head, palletized cargo, warehouse, work rules, neck, struck by, walk-behind forklift, falling object, unstable load

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110341591 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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