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Accident: 201082534 - Stack Of Boxes Collapses Onto Employee

Accident: 201082534 -- Report ID: 0950625 -- Event Date: 01/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11194424505/23/20000241California Dairies Inc
On January 7, 2000 Employee #1 was picking up bags that had scattered over the floor, near the stack, when a box that contained them, fell off the forklift that was transporting them and split open. The boxes were approximately fifty cubic feet and stacked in a three, three, two pattern. The total height of the stack was 11.5 ft. Suddenly, a box fell approximately eight feet and landed on Employee #1 when the stack of which it was a part, collapsed. The employer did not take measures to ensure that the stack was stabilized. Employee #1 suffered a compound fracture to his left leg and a spinal injury when he was struck by a 1250-pound box.
Keywords: collapse, unsecured, struck by, containerized cargo, unstable load
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111944245 Hospitalized injury Fracture Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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