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Accident: 200830602 - Employee Killed When Struck By Falling Concrete Blocks

Accident: 200830602 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 11/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30353359011/18/20025093Giove Company Inc.
On November 18, 2002, Employee #1, a laborer for the Giove Company, Inc., was struck by falling concrete blocks which were pushed over by a driver unloading paper from a trailer. Employee #1 was sweeping a warehouse behind the concrete blocks. The accident scene was adjacent to the outside face of a loading bay. The bay was constructed of 5-foot by 2-foot by 3-foot concrete blocks which were stacked without mortar or cement and formed an enclosure 40-foot by 20-foot by 20-foot. The remaining 20-foot side was open for Bobcat access. Each concrete block weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Employee #1 was crushed by the falling concrete blocks.
Keywords: crushed, industrial truck, struck by, concrete block
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303533590 Fatality Fracture Laborers, except construction

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