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Accident: 101550.015 - Worker Is Struck By Ceiling Tiles, Incurs Collarbone Fractur

Accident: 101550.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 07/24/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1250616.01507/28/2017Sterling Corporation Custom Elevators
At 7:51 a.m. on July 24, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by an elevator interiors design and installation company, were unloading eight elev ator ceiling tiles, each weighing approximately 100 pounds, from a 24-foot box t ruck. They loaded the tiles onto a drywall cart and moved the cart onto the tru ck's lift gate. They attempted to steady and balance the cart as it was lowered . However, when the gate hit the concrete surface, the cart hit the lip of the tail gate, and the ceiling tiles fell from the cart and struck Employee #1. Eme rgency services were called, and Employee #1 was transported to the hospital. H e was admitted and treated for a fractured collarbone.
Keywords: cart, ceiling panel, collarbone, construction, falling object, fracture, material handling, struck by, truck, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1250616.015 60 M Hospitalized injury Diver

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