Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201067691 - Employee Dies After Being Struck By Container

Accident: 201067691 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/27/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12587203605/07/20043444Spec-Built Systems
At 10:15 a.m. on April 27, 2004, Employee #1, a worker for an employer that specializes in sheet metal fabrication, was moving a container with a pallet jack near the west entrance of the shipping and receiving area. As Employee #1 was moving the container, it bumped into another container located above it. The containers became interlocked, and when Employee #1 backed up the pallet jack, the top container fell on him. Three coworkers witnessed the accident and came to Employee #1's aid, lifting the container off of him. Employee #1 was transported to USCD Hillcrest Hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery for multiple head and body injuries. Employee #1 died nine days later. The accident investigation revealed that the container was not secured properly, which caused it to fall when he backed up the pallet jack.
Keywords: janitor, head, palletized cargo, laceration, manual mat handling, pallet, struck by, containerized cargo, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125872036 Fatality Cut/Laceration Janitors and cleaners

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close