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Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14469423 Event: 06/14/1984Buried By Falling Lumber.
EMPLOYEE HAD CLIMBED ON TOP OF A LOAD OF LUMBER WHICH HAD TO BE LEVELED FOR BANDING. HE CUT THE BANDINGS ON A STACK OF LUMBER WHICH HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY BANDED. WHEN HE CUT THE BANDING THE LOAD WENT OUT FROM UNDER HIM. HE STARTED TO FALL. AS HE WAS FALLING HE GRABBED FOR SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO (OTHER 2X10'S) AND IN DOING SO HE PULLED THEM DOWN ON HIMSELF. HE WAS FOUND ON THE GROUND WITH APPROXIMATELY 15 TO 20 2X10'S OF VARIOUS LENGTHS ON TOP OF HIM.
Keywords: crushed, lumber, unstable surface, fall, lumber stack
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1113703 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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