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Accident: 14269526 - One Employee Killed And One Injured By Falling Paper Bales

Accident: 14269526 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 04/30/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10961757104/30/19935093Sterling Packaging, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were sweeping inside a building used to bale and store waste newspaper and cardboard. They were sweeping near where the bales were stacked when bales totaling 1,200 lb toppled and fell on top of them. Employee #1 was crushed to death. Employee #2's legs were crushed and he sustained head and chest injuries.
Keywords: chest, unsecured, warehouse, work rules, cleaning, crushed, paper, struck by, falling object, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109617571 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 109617571 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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