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Accident: 98286.015 - Employee Is Injured By Falling Bundle Of Slabs

Accident: 98286.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/14/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1256155.01508/18/2017Stone Mart
At approximately 12:00 p.m. on August 14, 2017, an employee and a coworker were unloading bundles of slabs from a shipping container. The container had eight bu ndles of slabs. Four bundles were placed in front of another four bundles. The f ront four bundles had been removed and the end bundle on the left from the back four bundles was also removed. The employee and the coworker were preparing to r emove the bundle from the other end, closest to the container wall on the right side. All the wood bracing was already cut and the bundle was no longer supporte d or braced. The employee and coworker were putting a strap under the bundle. Ea ch worker was on either side of the bundle of slabs. The strap that was used was an endless loop that would be attached to the tines of a forklift and the forkl ift would lift the bundle and remove it from the shipping container. After the t wo workers placed the strap under the bundle of slabs they began to walk away fr om the area and the bundle fell toward the container wall. The end of the bundle pinned the employee against the container wall. There were about eight slabs in the bundle that fell over, each weighing approximately 700-1000 lbs. The emplo yee suffered broken ribs and collapsed lungs and was hospitalized.
Keywords: containerized cargo, crushing, falling object, fracture, lung, material handling, rib, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1256155.015 32 M Hospitalized injury

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