Inspection: 1561322.015 - The Michaels Companies, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
2400 W. Haven Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451
2400 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox, IL 60451
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 493110/General Warehousing and Storage
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/01/2021
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Piv
Case Closed: 01/14/2022
At 12:00 noon on October 8, 2021, an employee, a material handler, was operating an electric tugger vehicle that is used for picking orders and transporting the m to the shipping department, when she exited the vehicle and began walking. The employee was walking towards the dock area in the shipping department to pick a n order when she collapsed and fell to the concrete floor. The employee was foun d unresponsive minutes later by a coworker who notified emergency services. The employee was transported to a local hospital where she remained until she died o ne week later. The medical examiner confirmed the cause of death was due to an i ntracranial hemorrhage from head contact with the floor.
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, concrete floor, equipment operator, head, hemorrhage, material handling, order-picker , powered industrial vehicle, unresponsive, walking surface
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