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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 stacked paper bales when one weighing 1,200 lbs fell on top of him. The employee sustained crushing injuries to his chest, bruising his heart, fracturing several ribs and leg as well as puncturing a lung The employee was hospitalized and died one month later.
Keywords: paper roll, crushed, fracture, leg, lung, heart, falling object, chest, puncture, rib, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1440254.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras

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