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Accident: 134713.015 - Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Unsecured Elevated

Accident: 134713.015 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 04/06/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1524094.01504/06/2021Wa317963462 - Columbia Fruit Processing Llc
At 11:30 a.m. on April 6, 2021, a coworker loaded welded steel pipe onto a Toyot a Forklift. The coworker used the forks to hoist the bulky and unsecured load un til the pipe was an inch or more off the ground in order to weld angle iron onto the pipe ends. He had asked an employee to stand by and be available in the eve nt that he needed something (materials, tools, equipment). The pipe then fell, s triking the employee in the head and killing him.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, falling object, forklift, head, ppe, pipe, powered industrial vehicle, skull, steel, struck by, unsecured, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1524094.015 31 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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