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Accident: 170065460 - Employee Crushed And Killed By Falling Particle Boards

Accident: 170065460 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 04/02/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10817498804/02/19905091Pool Water Products
Employee #1 and a coworker, who was the acting supervisor, were stacking sheets of particle board in a vertical position against the end frame of a pallet rack, Employee #1 and the coworker were holding up the wood sheets when the load became unbalanced and began to fall. Employee #1 was unable to escape and was struck by the falling sheets of particle board. He suffered fatal injuries to his aorta and lungs. At the time of the accident, Employee #1 had been a driver and warehouse worker for two days.
Keywords: lung, unsecured, work rules, crushed, inexperience, struck by, artery, falling object, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108174988 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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