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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

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