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Accident: 200624013 - Heavy Weight Rolls On Top Of Worker Killing Him

Accident: 200624013 -- Report ID: 0454712 -- Event Date: 11/02/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31031170911/03/20064953Southern Medical Disposal Inc
On November 2, 2006, three employees were emptying biohazardous waste into a dumpster. One of the employees was standing on top of the waste inside the dumpster, and moving it with his feet to fill all of the voids. Another employee was in a forklift with an anvil (a fabricated tamping devise that weighed about 1,000 lbs). The employee on the trash lost his balance, and in an attempt to regain his balance, he grabbed onto the anvil. The anvil slipped from the forks of the forklift, and fell with the employee to the ground. The anvil rolled on top of the employee, causing internal injuries that killed him.
Keywords: dumpster, hazardous waste, unstable surface, fall, struck by, falling object, lost balance, contusion, unstable load, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310311709 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported

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