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Accident: 201159134 - Employee'S Skull Is Fractured In Fall From Storage Rack

Accident: 201159134 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 02/11/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588590502/26/20044225Big Lots Distribution Center
At approximately 7:52 a.m. on February 11, 2004, Employee #1 was picking up plastic boxes from a pallet that was located on a rack 17 feet above the floor. The pallet was within 3.5 feet from the edge of the rack. Employee #1 stepped on the rack grating next to the pallet, the grating shifted, he fell to a lower rack, and then fell to the cement floor. Employee #1 was hospitalized for treatment of a skull fracture and injuries of his neck, back, and left foot. No fall protection was provided.
Keywords: fracture, ppe, grating, skull, walking surface, manual mat handling, fall, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125885905 Hospitalized injury Fracture Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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