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Accident: 14250294 - Head Crushed By Falling Piece Of Equipment (Brake)

Accident: 14250294 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/05/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1499904910/16/19853444Carolina Metal Services Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 AND FOUR OTHER WORKERS WERE ATTEMPTING TO MOVE A TWO-TON MANUAL BRAKE FROM A FLAT-BED TRAILER ONTO A LOADING DOCK. TWO EMPLOYEES WERE USING A MOVING BAR FROM THE LOADING DOCK TO LIFT ONE END OF THE BRAKE. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS ON THE TRAILER, HELPING TWO OTHER EMPLOYEES PUSH THE BRAKE ONTO THE DOCK. THE BRAKE BEGAN TO TIP OVER, AND, AS EMPLOYEE #1 ATTEMPTED TO JUMP CLEAR, HE CAUGHT HIS FOOT ON THE SIDE OF THE TRAILER AND FELL TO THE PAVEMENT. THE BRAKE FELL ON TOP OF HIM. CRUSHING HIS HEAD.
Keywords: head, brake, crushed, manual mat handling, fall, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14999049 Fatality Fracture Sheet metal workers

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