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Accident: 201360740 - Employee Crushed By Falling Bales Of Cotton

Accident: 201360740 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 02/10/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30239120602/11/19990131Scruggs Farm
Employee #1, who worked for Scruggs Farm, was moving a bale of cotton from the warehouse. The bale was stacked about 20 ft high. Employee #1 positioned the lift truck and raised the clamps to retrieve the cotton. When the clamps failed to move it, he got out of the lift truck and moved to the side of the truck when the bale of cotton and two others fell on him. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: warehouse, crushed, industrial truck, struck by, cotton
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302391206 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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