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Accident: 170032106 - Employee Killed When Head Crushed By Falling Pole

Accident: 170032106 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 06/05/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10980215706/07/19937032Camps Newfound/Owatonna, Corp.
Four employees were attempting to manually offload a 23 ft long telephone pole from a 6 ft 3 in. high truck rack. Employee #1 slipped on damp grass, lost control of the pole, and fell to the ground. The pole then fell on him and crushed his head, killing him.
Keywords: head, slip, crushed, manual mat handling, off loading, slippery surface, struck by, falling object, lost control, utility pole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109802157 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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