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Accident: 821314 - Employee Suffers Concussion When Struck By Falling Box

Accident: 821314 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 05/04/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1881513405/20/19875311Caldor (Store #120)
Employee #1 was in an aisle in the stock room pricing materials that were in a shipping box on the floor. She was in a crouched position adjacent to an approximately 10 ft high stack of 24 lb boxes when she noticed the stack starting to lean toward her. She stood up and tried to steady the stack, but boxes above her head continued to fall. She was struck in the head by one of the falling boxes and treated for a concussion.
Keywords: head, unsecured, work rules, struck by, concussion, falling object, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18815134 Hospitalized injury Concussion Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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