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Accident: 120834.015 - Employee Falls With Elevated Load And Is Crushed

Accident: 120834.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420652.01508/05/2019Rodriguez Rodriguez Service Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1430981.01508/05/2019Henry Graber Sr.
At 8:00 a.m. on August 2, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, was unloading caging materials on the fourth floor of a new commercial building, a multiemployer construction project. As he lifted a boxed pallet of materials from the forks of an aerial lift to a receiving platform, the load shifted. Both Employee #1 and the load fell to the concrete surface, a fall height of 32 feet. The pallet fell on top of Employee #1 and crushed his head, chest, and abdomen. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: pallet, concrete, crushed, fall, material handling, head, fall protection, falling object, elevated work platform, construction, chest, abdomen, unstable load, aerial lift
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition   4 32 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1420652.015 23 M Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc
2 1430981.015 23 M Fatality Fracture Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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