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Accident: 134351.015 - Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Cardboard Bales

Accident: 134351.015 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 03/26/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1521956.01503/29/2021Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, Inc.
At 7:58 p.m. on March 26, 2021, Employee #1 was walking across a dock leveler to access the panel to close the outside dock door as a trailer had just left the bay. As the employee walked across the dock leveler, two palleted stacks of bale d corrugated cardboard weighing approximately 1,200 pounds each fell, knocking t he employee off the dock and to the ground. The bales then fell on top of the em ployee, pinning him and causing fatal crushing injuries.
Keywords: crushed, dock worker, fall, falling object, loading dock, palletized cargo, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1521956.015 61 M Fatality

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