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Accident: 14307870 - Employee Killed When Struck By Collapsing Metal Frames

Accident: 14307870 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 06/06/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
63322208/10/19884214Now Transport Incorporated
While transferring 250 lb individual metal frames from one 40 ft freight trailer into another, Employee #1 entered the trailer facing the frames instead of pulling on them. As he attempted to move a frame, the entire stack collapsed toward him, and struck his chest. Employee #1's chest bones broke, then pierced his heart. He was killed.
Keywords: chest, heart, loading, fracture, work rules, struck by, falling object, puncture, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 633222 Fatality Puncture Occupation not reported

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