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Accident: 14499701 - Concrete Slab Fell Over, Crushing Nearby Employee

Accident: 14499701 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 06/18/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10106291706/18/19863272J.W. Peters & Sons, Inc.
FOUR EMPLOYEES WERE UNLOADING CONCRETE WALL PANELS FROM THE BED OF A SEMI TRAILER. THEY WERE IN A HURRY AND WERE NOT ADEQUATELY SUPERVISED. NO WORK RULES WERE IN PLACE FOR THE UNLOADING OPERATION. THE BINDER CHAINS WERE RELEASED BEFORE THE LIFT RIGGING WAS EMPLACED. SINCE THE SLAB, WHICH HAD BEEN LOADED VERTICALLY, WAS NO LONGER SUPPORTED, AND THE TRUCK BED WAS NOT LEVEL, THE SLAB TIPPED OVER. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STRUCK AND CRUSHED BY THE HEAVY PIECE OF CONCRETE.
Keywords: concrete slab, unsecured, work rules, crushed, struck by, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101062917 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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