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Accident: 96553.015 - Employee Falls From A Second Tier Of A Storage Rack To A Con

Accident: 96553.015 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 05/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1231620.01505/11/2017Konsyl Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
At 8:15 a.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee placed a pallet loaded with boxes onto the second tier of the storage racks in aisle 12 using a Hyster Lift Truck. The wooden pallet of boxes slipped off of the rear of the rack causing boxes to fal l off the pallet. The supervisor used the Hyster Lift Truck to retrieve an empty wooden pallet. The employee got on the wooden pallet and was lifted to the seco nd tier storage rack and placed directly next to the fallen pallet to reload the fallen boxes. The employee was moving boxes to the empty pallet and the employe e's foot got stuck between the boards of the empty pallet which caused the emplo yee to fall approximately 10 feet to the concrete floor. The employee sustained injuries to the head including a fracture of the skull with bleeding in the brai n.
Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, fracture, head, powered industrial vehicle, scaffold, warehouse
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1231620.015 34 M Hospitalized injury Stock handlers and baggers

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