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Accident: 170100895 - Employee Killed When Struck By Pallets Of Sheet Metal

Accident: 170100895 -- Report ID: 1055320 -- Event Date: 10/23/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30090128710/26/19983499Charles Wiemeyer Design Co
Employee #1 was putting supplies into a storage cabinet approximately 4 ft from some sawhorses on which three pallets of sheet metal were stacked. The pallets fell off the horses and onto Employee #1. His lower legs were pinned beneath the sheet metal and were amputated. His body was also caught between the sheet metal and cabinet and he suffered lacerations to his stomach and colon. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: amputated, unsecured, pinned, caught between, laceration, pallet, struck by, falling object, leg, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300901287 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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