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Inspection: 101599207 - D.H. Holmes Co., Ltd

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 101599207Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 11/06/1986

D.H. Holmes Co., Ltd
1000 Wholesale Pkwy
Harahan, LA 70123
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5021/Furniture
Mailing: P.O. Box 60160, New Orleans, LA 70160

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/06/1986
Close Case:11/07/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360156723    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14519938Event: 11/04/1986Order Picker Platform Fell On Employee, Killing Him
AT APPROXIMATELY 11:45 AM ON NOVEMBER 4, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ON A WORK PLATFORM SUPPORTED BY AN ORDER-PICKER. THE PLATFORM WAS BEING HELD ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE WAREHOUSE. THE EMPLOYEE WAS REMOVING MERCHANDISE (BEDDING) FROM THE STOCK SHELVES AND PLACING IT ON THE ORDER PICKER CART. WHEN HE WALKED TO THE REAR OF THE ELEVATED CART PLATFORM, IT FLIPPED OVER. HE FELL TO THE FLOOR ALONG WITH THE STEEL PLATFORM, WHICH STRUCK AND KILLED HIM. THE LANYARD THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO THE SAFETY BELT HAD BEEN REMOVED. IN ADDITION, PINS USED TO SECURE THE PLATFORM IN POSITION HAD NOT BEEN USED, ALLOWING THE PLATFORM TO FLIP OVER.
Keywords: platform, unsecured, crushed, industrial truck, lanyard, unstable surface, fall, struck by, falling object
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101599207 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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