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Accident: 170175400 - Employee Injured While Moving 55-Gallon Barrel Of Olives

Accident: 170175400 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/22/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11179501907/29/19912032Home Maid Ravioli Company
Employee #1, of Home Maid Ravioli, Inc., was using a hand-operated pallet jack to move a 55-gallon barrel of olives up a small incline into a building. The 250 to 300 lb barrel was not tied down to the pallet and it began to overturn. Employee #1 saw it falling and tried to hold it upright, but the barrel was too heavy for him to handle alone. He sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: unsecured, work rules, manual mat handling, walk-behind forklift, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111795019 Hospitalized injury Hernia Occupation not reported

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