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Accident: 14502702 - Stacks Of Lumber Fell On Employee

Accident: 14502702 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 08/03/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
145916308/07/19842426Hammermill Hardwoods
ON AUGUST 3, 1984, AT ABOUT 9:20 AM EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF REPLACING A CENTER SPACER IN THE STEAM VAT ROOM (MIDDLE SPACE). THE OTHER EMPLOYEE, A FORKLIFT DRIVER, HAD PUT THE FORKS OF THE FORKLIFT TRUCK UNDER A STACK OF LUMBER TO RAISE IT. EMPLOYEE #1 WENT BETWEEN THE STACKS OF LUMBER AND THE FORKLIFT TO PUSH THE SPACER UNDER THE LUMBER STACKS SO THAT A STICKING METAL DOOR WOULD CLOSE. THE STACK OF LUMBER FELL ON TOP OF HIM AND AND CRUSHED HIM.
Keywords: crushed, industrial truck, falling object, lumber stack
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1459163 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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