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Accident: 128079.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Materials

Accident: 128079.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 07/27/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485367.01507/27/2020Bush Brothers And Company
At 9:30 a.m. on July 27, 2020, an employee was operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. The employee was crushed by a bulk tote of dried garbanzo beans located in warehouse 2. The totes used to store be ans were made of nylon, measured 4 feet cubed, weighed approximately 2,000 lbs. when filled, and were routinely stacked two high using pallets. The employee wa s operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. A coworker witnessed the employee kneeling beside a stack of two totes. A rip in the lower tote allowed beans to flow from the left corner. The employee was later found underneath the upper tote and was killed from skull fractures.
Keywords: crushed, falling object, forklift, fracture, pallet, skull, tote box
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1485367.015 58 F Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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