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Accident: 170710800 - Two Employees Injured When Caught Under Falling Marble Slabs

Accident: 170710800 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 05/22/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12316492305/22/19963281New England Stone Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were rearranging slabs of marble in a yard to make access easier. While trying to pull one slab apart from the other three on the storage frame, Employee #2 used a jerking motion to separate them. The slabs were nearly upright to start, but Employee #2's actions caused them to move beyond vertical. This resulted in all four marble slabs falling quickly toward Employees #1 and #2, who could not handle their weight. They could not move away in time and became caught under the falling slabs.
Keywords: work rules, caught between, manual mat handling, storage rack, struck by, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123164923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
2 123164923 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported

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