Inspection: 300881059 - Fed Ex Freight
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento
Fed Ex Freight
1820 Parkway Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 488490/Other Support Activities for Road Transportation
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/04/2005
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At approximately 11:30 p.m. on February 25, 2005, Employee #1 was working the second shift and was unloading trailer Number 400108 at the employer's facility. The last pallet of material to be unloaded was sitting on three EZ-load bars at the front of the trailer. Upon closer examination, Employee #1 thought the six-foot pallet might be solidly resting on the EZ-load bar nearest to him. However, it was dark and Employee #1 could not be certain. Employee #1 went out to the dock and tried to turn on the spotlight for additional illumination but that light did not work. Employee #1 returned to the pallet in the trailer and looked at the load one more time and decided the pallet was stable on the two EZ- load bars closest to the opposite side of the trailer from the pallet. When that action did not cause any instability in the loaded pallet, Employee #1 released the EZ-load bar on the pallet side. Immediately, the pallet fell against the metal EZ-load bar that was just disconnected and drove the bar into Employee #1's right leg. Employee #1 suffered a serious laceration to his leg and was hospitalized.
Keywords:warehouse, laceration, lighting, pallet, falling object, loading dock, leg, unstable load
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