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Accident: 136718.015 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Bale Of Cardboard

Accident: 136718.015 -- Report ID: 1055330 -- Event Date: 02/18/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518354.01502/18/2021Wa317962798 - Hermann Bros Logging & Construction Inc
At 1:15 p.m. on February 18, 2021, an employee was opening the rear doors of a t ractor trailer loaded with compressed bales of cardboard. During transport of th e cargo, the load had shifted so when the employee unlatched the door, the weigh t of the bales leaning against it forced the door open and a 1,500 lb bale fell on the employee. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he died 3.5 hours later.
Keywords: crushed, falling object, load shift, palletized cargo, tractor trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1518354.015 47 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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