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Accident: 118512.015 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Falling Bundle Of Lumber

Accident: 118512.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/01/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1419880.01508/01/2019Partners Dimensional Services
On August 1, 2019, Employee #1, a 19-year-old male employee, was working for a firm that engaged in general warehousing and storage. He and some coworkers were unloading bundles of lumber to be used as crane mats from a railroad car. Each bundle weighed approximately 3,300 kilograms (7,200 pounds). The employee cut a steel band that was holding a set of bundles together. A bundle fell on him. His head and body were crushed by the load. He sustained fatal blunt force injuries. He was killed. The cause of death was blunt force trauma caused by the impact of the load.
Keywords: railroad car, lumber, manual mat handling, head, torso, unstable load, crushed, falling object, unsecured, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1419880.015 19 M Fatality Other

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