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Accident: 129151.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Windows Falling Out Of Box

Accident: 129151.015 -- Report ID: 0418200 -- Event Date: 09/02/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1491008.01509/02/2020Atlanta'S House Wrap, Llc
At 10:30 a.m. on September 2, 2020, an employee was acting as a spotter to a for klift as the operator moved a load of windows in a bin. The operator's view beca me obstructed by the load of windows and began to reverse the forklift up an eig ht-degree incline to enter a parking garage. As the operator began moving up the incline, seven windows fell out of the bin and struck the employee on the head. The employee received crushing, blunt force injuries to the head and was killed .
Keywords: backing up, blunt force, blunt force trauma, crushing, falling object, forklift, guide, head, obstructed view, storage bin, struck against, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition   5 55 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1491008.015 23 M Fatality Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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