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Accident: 201057106 - 1400 Pound Crate Fell On Employee

Accident: 201057106 -- Report ID: 0950642 -- Event Date: 12/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30078070701/06/20035063Top Gun Distribution Services, Inc.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on December 23, 2002, Employee #1 was inside a shipping container of the loading area. Employee #1 and a coworker were unloading crates from inside a 40-ft container in dock number 1. A wooden crate weighing approximately 1, 400 lbs was placed on the edge inside of the shipping container. While the employees were unloading the crate, it inadvertently tipped over and pinned Employee #1 against the inside of the container, seriously injuring him. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital where he was treated for bruises to the right side of his body and was unable to speak. The accident was caused because the crate was not secured properly.
Keywords: dock, unsecured, crate, containerized cargo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300780707 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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