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Accident: 114270.015 - Employee Is Struck By Glass Shard And Dies From Severed Arte

Accident: 114270.015 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 03/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1383733.01503/07/2019Gp Merger Sub, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on March 6, 2019, Employee #1, a delivery driver employed by a gla ss products company, was working at a client's warehouse. He was preparing to l oad onto his truck, for delivery to his employer's fabrication facility, a sheet of annealed glass measuring approximately 5 feet by 8 feet by .75 inch thick an d weighing approximately 230 pounds. He was being assisted by the client, a bus iness owner. Employee #1 and the client used 9-inch and 8-inch hand vacuum suct ion cups, Woods Powr Grip G0750 and G0695, intending to lift the glass sheet out of its crate and onto a dolly, and then roll it to the truck. As they lifted t he glass, it began to slip. The side the client was holding detached from the s uction cup, fell to the ground, and shattered. A shard of glass struck Employee #1, severing a neck artery. Emergency services were called, and Employee #1 wa s transported to the hospital and admitted for treatment. He died the following day.
Keywords: artery, construction, delivery work, falling object, glass pack, laceration, material handling, neck, off loading, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1383733.015 49 M Fatality Truck drivers, light

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