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Accident: 121815.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall While Building Pallet Of Products

Accident: 121815.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 11/21/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1445796.01511/19/2019Menard Inc.
At 2:21 p.m. on November 21, 2019, Employee #1 was building a pallet of products on Lane 94 in Building 321, working from the second level sorting department. O nce the pallet was assembled and wrapped with plastic, a coworker scanned the pa llet, and with Employee #1's help, pushed it to the edge of Lane 94 in anticipat ion of a forklift pick-up from below. Employee #2 then removed the guardrail ch ains at the end of Lane 94. The coworker inspected the pallet and determined add itional plastic wrapping was need around the pallet. Employee #1 began to push the pallet back from the edge to rewrap the pallet. During the rewrapping task, Employee #1 fell from the unguarded edge, approximately 14.5 feet, to the concre te floor below, and was killed.
Keywords: concrete slab, fall, fall protection, forklift, pallet, powered industrial vehicle, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445796.015 32 M Fatality Stock and inventory clerks

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