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Accident: 201175304 - Employee Is Injured When Crushed By Load Of Granite

Accident: 201175304 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 01/23/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571677901/23/20041799John Lee Dba: Pre-Fab Granite Warehouse
On January 23, 2004, Employee #1, a general laborer with John Lee (doing business as Pre-Fab Granite Warehouse), was assisting in the unloading of crates from a container. While a forklift was being used to move a single crate of granite that weighed 3,000 lbs, the crate began to wobble and fell over onto Employee #1. The employer claims the crate fell over in the container; however, Employee #1 claims the accident occurred outside the container. Employee #1 was hospitalized at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with fractures to both legs, his left arm, and five ribs, as well as associated lacerations and contusions.
Keywords: fracture, crate, crushed, industrial truck, laceration, rib, off loading, struck by, containerized cargo, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Contractor's yard/facility New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 2 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125716779 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Fall, other

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