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Accident: 200901544 - Employee Is Struck And Killed By Falling Object

Accident: 200901544 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 11/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30740636312/06/20045932Goodwill Industries
On November 30, 2004, Employee #1 and a coworker were loading an upright container cart filled with donated clothing into a panel truck, using the truck's lift gate. Employee #1 placed the cart on the lift gate, and his coworker began operating the equipment in order to get the cart inside the truck. As the cart was being lifted, it slipped back and fell off the lift gate, striking Employee #1 in the head. Employee #1 was hospitalized and later died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: loading, head, truck, loader, struck by, containerized cargo, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307406363 Fatality Concussion Truck drivers, light

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