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Accident: 99152.015 - Employee Is Struck By Falling Material While Off-Loading A T

Accident: 99152.015 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 09/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1265035.01509/18/2017Pinnacle Freight Lines
At 12:00 a.m. on September 18, 2017, an employee was off-loading boxed materials. When the freight truck arrived to the loading dock. The truck trailer was too low to fit in the loading dock entrance. The supervisor instructed coworkers to reposition the truck by adjusting the trailer legs. The adjustment would lower the front end of the truck while raising the rear end to clear the loading dock. When put in position, some boxes may have shifted. The employee was struck by boxed materials that were not palletized and sustained lacerations to the head which required 11 stiches. The employee also sustained three broken toes and foot bones, which required foot casts, and sprained fingers.
Keywords: struck by, off loading, laceration, warehouse, foot, fracture, head, falling object, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1265035.015 69 M Non Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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