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Accident: 77160.015 - Employee Crushed By Quartz Slab

Accident: 77160.015 -- Report ID: 0936300 -- Event Date: 06/04/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1067893.01506/04/2015Marmol Hawaii
At approximately 9:45 am on June 4, 2015, an employee and a manager were unloading slabs of quartz from an enclosed 20-foot shipping container. The quartz slabs were 108" x 55" and each weighed around 454 pounds. The slabs were packed vertically with 10 slabs in a wood crate. The container contained 60 slabs of quartz that were shipped from China. The six crates were loaded into the shipping container with three in the front and three in the back of the container and when you looked into the container two crates were on the right side and one on the left with a 26" gap between the crates. The manager and the employee had removed the ends and the side next to the opening of the middle crate to unload the quartz. The employee was pinned between the slabs and the crate on the left side. There were no witnesses to the incident. The manager was placing the first slab on the storage rack with the forklift when he heard the victim screaming and he went back to the container and the victim was pinned between 5-6 slabs and another crate of quartz. The employee was crushed and died from injuries.
Keywords: caught in, material handling, crushing, struck by, falling object, containerized cargo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1067893.015 27 M Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Construction trades, n.e.c.

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