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Accident: 121059.015 - Employee Is Crushed By Falling Paper Bale And Later Dies

Accident: 121059.015 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1440254.01510/24/2019Gorham Paper And Tissue, Llc
At 8:45 a.m. on October 21, 2019, an employee was standing next to several stack ed paper bales when one weighing 1,200 lbs fell on top of him. The employee sus tained crushing injuries to his chest, bruising his heart, fracturing several ri bs and leg as well as puncturing a lung The employee was hospitalized and died one month later.
Keywords: chest, crushed, falling object, fracture, heart, leg, lung, paper roll, puncture, rib, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1440254.015 58 M Hospitalized injury

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