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Accident: 14545875 - Employee Killed When Skull Crushed By Falling Bale

Accident: 14545875 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 10/31/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10895584011/03/19922281Aliceville Cotton Mill Inc.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on October 31, 1992, Employee #1 was inventorying cotton bales in a warehouse. He positioned himself near the base of an 8 ft high stack of bales to copy the numbers and weights that a coworker was calling out to him. The top two bales of the stack fell, and at least one of them struck Employee #1's head and crushed his skull. Employee #1 was killed at the scene.
Keywords: head, unsecured, warehouse, crushed, skull, struck by, falling object, cotton
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108955840 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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