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Accident: 170577761 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Lumber Bundle

Accident: 170577761 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 08/10/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10609671208/10/19954491Premier Stevedoring Inc.
Bundles of lumber were being loaded into the #1 hold of a ship. Apparently, the slings were released from the spreader bar and fell between the bundles and the ship's bulkhead when a piece of the pine and oak dunnage used to block and brace the bundles broke. The bundles shifted and fell, striking and trapping Employee #1, who was in a crouched position. He was asphyxiated and died two days later.
Keywords: chest, longshoring, asphyxiated, blocks, load shift, equipment failure, lumber, struck by, dunnage, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106096712 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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