Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 94119.015 Event: 03/21/2017Employee Is Struck By Falling Object Later Dies At Hospital
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on March 21, 2017, Employee #1 was unloading boxes co ntaining department store goods from a semi-trailer. An undetermined number of boxes fell on him causing a blunt force trauma to his chest. The number of boxe s that struck him was not determined since there were no witnesses and he did no t report it at the time. Employee #1 did mention at the end of his shift to his supervisor that some boxes fell but he was okay. The following morning Employe e #1 informed his supervisor that he wasn't feeling well and was going to the ho spital. At the hospital it was noted that he had pneumonia, a heart condition, and was struck by boxes. Employee #1 was immediately taken in for heart surgery and he passed away at the hospital approximately 2 weeks later.
Keywords: chest, falling object, heart, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1219243.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.