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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1561322.015 - The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 1561322.015
Report ID: 0521700
Date Opened: 11/01/2021

Site Address:
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
2400 W. Haven Ave.
New Lenox, IL 60451

Mailing Address:
2400 W. Haven Ave., New Lenox, IL 60451

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 493110/General Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/01/2021

Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Piv

Case Closed: 01/14/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1822022 Yes
Accident 1828559
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140729.015
Event: 10/16/2021
Employee Collapses On Concrete Floor And Dies One Week Later

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1561322.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
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