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Accident: 100787.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Rack And Suffers Crushing Inju

Accident: 100787.015 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 06/12/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1241998.01506/22/2017A - 1 Custom Tile & Stone
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 12, 2017, Employee #1 was cutting and removin g damaged from porcelain tile on the ground. The tiles had been offloaded in an A frame crate from a flatbed truck, onto the sidewalk adjacent to the site. Each porcelain tile weighed approximately 200 pounds and had dimensions of 5 ft by 1 0 ft. The remaining undamaged tiles were placed on a rack behind him. As he work ed, the rack tipped over and struck him. Employee #1 suffered crushing injuries and fractures in both hips. Employee #1 was transported to a medical center, whe re he received treatment and was then hospitalized.
Keywords: crushing, falling object, hip, material handling, storage rack, struck by, unstable load, unstable position
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1241998.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Interior masonry

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