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Accident: 201073871 - Employee Lacerates Face When Struck By Bakery Rack

Accident: 201073871 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 04/30/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31267856806/05/20092051Bimbo Bakeries Usa Inc
At approximately 12:45 p.m. on April 30, 2009, Employee #1, a dock supervisor, was placing a bakery rack into a truck at the loading dock of a commercial baker manufacturing bread, rolls and sweet goods facility. The bakery rack carts weighed approximately 685 lbs total when loaded. It also had five shelves and four steel swivel wheels with a diameter of 5 in. and thickness of 1.5 in. As he placed the rack on the truck, the rack became unstable and tipped over, striking him. He sustained lacerations to his face and muscle strains to his neck and shoulder. Employee #1 was transported to the Palomar Medical Center, where he received treatment and was hospitalized. The company employs approximately 212 employees at the site and about 5,000 employees overall throughout its corporation.
Keywords: shoulder, unsecured, bakery rack, laceration, neck, struck by, face, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312678568 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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