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Accident: 99021.015 - Worker Sustains Fractured Leg In Fall From Rack

Accident: 99021.015 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 09/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1263931.01509/14/2017Costco Wholesale Corporation
At 9:45 p.m. on September 11, 2017, an employee was working for a membership war ehouse club that sold a variety of items, including groceries. She was working a lone at a wholesale grocery store, stocking shelves and loading racks with food items. She came in on her time off to perform this task. She was not scheduled t o work that night. She was using a Meister standup fork lift in food aisle 306, putting food on the metal shelves. She was working at a height of 1.8 to 3.0 met ers (6 to 10 feet). She did not have fall protection in place. She fell from a r ack. She sustained a fractured tibia in her left leg. She was hospitalized. The company had a policy in place that employees were required to wear fall protecti on while stocking shelves. The company performed annual training on this work ru le. In the area where the employee fell, there were multiple signs stating that workers were required to use fall protection when stocking shelves.
Keywords: elevated work platform, fall, fall protection, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, leg, storage rack, warehouse, work rules
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1263931.015 37 F Hospitalized injury Managers, marketing, advertising, & public rela.

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