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Accident: 170872006 - Employee Injured By Falling Stock

Accident: 170872006 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/29/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12580940002/05/20024225Walgreens Co.
On January 29, 2002, Employee #1 was pulling a loaded pallet into an aisle for coworkers to pick order items. The pallet, with its 745-lb load, failed to stop at the edge of the aisle, and fell over onto Employee #1. She was hospitalized with head and forearm contusions and a cervical strain. The cause of the accident was a missing board on the bottom of the pallet which would have stopped it against the existing stop blocks.
Keywords: head, blocks, forearm, load shift, pallet, struck by, vertebra, contusion
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125809400 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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