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Accident: 201175866 - Employee Injured When Struck By Falling Cannister

Accident: 201175866 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 05/13/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12571556506/08/20045136Midest Usa, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a pallet jack to place metal containers in position at the warehouse. The containers were stacked five-high. Employee #1 had restacked the containers with a forklift truck. Employee #1 used a pallet jack to move the containers into place in their proper row. Employee #1 stated he had the containers stacked properly and remembers two containers fell on him. Coworkers heard Employee #1 call for help and found him laying under the containers which fell on him. Employee #1 suffered strains and sprains and was hospitalized with complaints of back injury and paralysis of his legs.
Keywords: paralysis, warehouse, back, struck by, falling object, jack, sprain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125715565 Hospitalized injury Strain/Sprain Stock handlers and baggers

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