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Accident: 201129855 - Employee Is Crushed And Killed In Baler

Accident: 201129855 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 07/11/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31577626007/12/20135411Grocery Outlet, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on July 11, 2013, Employee #1 was placing empty cardboard boxes into an upright baler. The gate safety switch on the baler had not been working. Employee #1 started the baler with the gate open, and reached into the chamber. Employee #1's upper body was contacted by the downward motion of the ram. The crushing motion of the ram caused traumatic injuries to his upper body that killed him.
Keywords: head, switchboard, torso, crushed, baler, neck, ram
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315776260 Fatality Other Janitors and cleaners

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