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Accident: 105804.015 - Employee Suffers Multiple Injuries When Struck By Falling Pa

Accident: 105804.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 05/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1317687.01505/22/2018Bosch Packaging Technologies, Inc.
At 5:40 p.m. on May 10, 2018, Employee #1 was helping his coworkers unload a pac kaging machine, weighing more than 4,000 pounds, from inside an enclosed 53 foot long semi-trailer. The employee and the manager were inside of the trailer to s tabilize the Pack 301, packaging machine while the forklift operator used the ti p of one of the forklifts tines to lift part of the packing machine over the lip of a dock plate to pull it out of the semi-trailer. The packing machine was abo ut two-thirds of the way out of the trailer when the back feet got caught on the dock plate. The operator set the machine down on the dock plate and repositione d the forklift beneath the packaging machine to try to lift it a second time. Du ring the second lift, the operator was still only able to get the tip of one of the forklift tines under the packing machine, so the employee and coworkers trie d pulling it out of the semi-trailer, but were not able to support the machine e nough to lift the back feet over the dock plate. As the operator lowered the mac hine with the forklift, the machine shifted and fell off of the forklift tine on to Employee #1. He was caught between the machine and the doorway of the buildin g. The employee freed himself but suffered a fractured rib, fractured ankle, abr asions to his torso and head, and demonstrated concussion symptoms. He was hospi talized for treatment.
Keywords: abrasion, ankle, caught between, concussion, falling object, fracture, head, powered industrial vehicle, rib, struck by, torso, trailer, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1317687.015 50 M Hospitalized injury Electrical and electronic technicians

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