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Accident: 202649257 - Employee Is Killed By Falling Load

Accident: 202649257 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 01/02/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31617409301/02/20125311Walmart Stores, Inc.
At approximately 7:30 a.m. on January 2, 2012, Employee #1 was taking a bale of cardboard boxes that weighed approximately 300 lbs. on a manual pallet jack with the weight capacity of 5,500 lbs. down the back receiving ramp. During this time, the employee was standing in front of the pallet jack when he lost control and the load knocked the employee down to the ground and pinned him against a brick wall. The employee died from fractures to the neck and internal injuries.
Keywords: fracture, wall, ramp, pinned, neck, pallet, falling object, jack, loading dock, lost control
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316174093 Fatality Fracture Stock handlers and baggers

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