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Accident: 998641 - Employee Struck And Killed By Falling Sheetrock

Accident: 998641 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/28/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10454695705/29/19875211Knox Lumber Co.
EMPLOYEE #1 (A LUMBER YARD EMPLOYEE) WAS PREPARING A DISPLAY OF 2 UNITS (80 SHEETS) OF SHEETROCK. AN AUTHORIZED FORKLIFT OPERATOR WAS INSTRUCTED TO BRING A FORKLIFT TO THE STORAGE/DISPLAY AREA TO MOVE THE MATERIAL FROM STORAGE HEIGHT (APPROX. 132") TO GROUND LEVEL. WHILE THE LOAD OF SHEETROCK WAS SUSPENDED OVERHEAD, EMPLOYEE #1 MOVED UNDER THE LOAD TO PLACE SPACERS ON THE GROUND FOR PLACEMENT OF THE SHEETS. THERE WAS A SUDDEN FAILURE IN THE WELD OF THE ATTACHMENT CLEAT ON THE LEFT FORK, CAUSING ALL OF THE SUSPENDED MATERIAL (WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 4960 POUNDS) TO FALL ONTO EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Keywords: work rules, crushed, industrial truck, mech mat handling, struck by, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104546957 Fatality Fracture Sales workers, hardware and building supplies

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