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Accident: 120421.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Lumber

Accident: 120421.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 10/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1435560.01510/04/2019Contract Lumber, Inc.
At 4:15 p.m. on October 3, 2019, Employee #1 was rolling up strap on a flatbed trailer, standing on the ground on the driver's side of the flatbed trailer. The forklift operator was removing bundles of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) from th e passenger side of the flatbed trailer. There was a spacer that was under a bun dle of LVL on the driver's side of the trailer that extended across and was also resting on a bundle on the passenger side. As the forklift driver attempted to lift the bundles off of the passenger side of the trailer, the spacer also rais ed, causing the bundle on the driver's side of the trailer to slide off, strikin g and killing the employee.
Keywords: flatbed truck, forklift, lumber, struck by, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1435560.015 76 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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