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Accident: 571489 - Overhead Materials Fell On Lift Truck Operator

Accident: 571489 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 08/29/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
133918308/29/19842033Lawrence Foods Inc
Employee #1 was picking up empty pallets in a storage aisle. Another employee was heading the opposite way with an industrial truck. As he rounded the corner he heard a noise. Thirteen storage racks on the west end of the aisle had fallen onto Employee #1. He suffered a concussion and was hospitalized for 3 days. The industrial truck operator denied hitting the racks. Five of the 13 legs of the storage units were bent, according to warehouse employees. There was no evidence of overloading of stock.
Keywords: head, industrial truck, storage rack, concussion, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1339183 Hospitalized injury Concussion Occupation not reported

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