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Accident: 170393961 - Two Employees Injured When Warehouse Roof Collapses

Accident: 170393961 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/18/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12538752207/19/19963334International Metals Processing Llc
A coworker was driving a fork truck diagonally across a warehouse toward an open dock door. The truck struck a reinforced concrete column, shearing it off 14 in. above the floor. The loss of the column caused the 100 ft by 50 ft precast roof to collapse. Employees #1 and #2 were injured when struck by the falling roof. The driver was not injured.
Keywords: roof collapse, ind trk operator, roof, collapse, warehouse, struck against, industrial truck, struck by, falling object, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125387522 Hospitalized injury Dislocation Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
2 125387522 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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