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Accident: 595629 - One Employee Killed, One Injured By Falling Poles

Accident: 595629 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 07/08/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10644849107/10/19952491Atlantic Wood Industries, Inc.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 8, 1995, Employee #1 was picking up debris between two loads of poles on a barge. Only one of the two loads had been secured. Employee #2 was securing the load on the other side when the support system failed, allowing the poles to roll down. Both employees were struck by the poles. Employee #1 was struck on the chest and killed. Employee #2 suffered a fractured leg.

Keywords: chest, barge, fracture, unsecured, work rules, load shift, struck by, falling object, leg

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106448491 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported
2 106448491 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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