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Accident: 202313896 - Carpenter Is Killed When Crushed By Granite Slab

Accident: 202313896 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 01/20/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12556940001/20/20041521Pioneer Drywall & Painting Co.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. on January 20, 2004, Employee #1, a carpenter, and two coworkers, were unloading a wooden crate containing nine granite slabs (each approximately 9 ft by 6 ft by 0.75 in., and weighing approximately 600-700 pounds) from a shipping container. The employer attached a wire rope cable sling around the wooden crate slabs and to the tail end of a Hyster forklift. While the forklift was pulling the load out of the container, the load dropped approximately 4 in., fell onto the loading dock, and crushed Employee #1's head and neck, killing him.
Keywords: head, wire rope, carpenter, crushed, industrial truck, neck, containerized cargo, sling, falling object, unstable load
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125569400 Fatality Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior carpentry
FatCause: Struck by falling object/projectile

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