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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132299.015 Event: 01/10/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Material While Unloading T
At 6:00 p.m. on January 10, 2021, an employee drove his semi-tractor-trailer tru ck to a hardware store to deliver drywall sheets. The employee was assisting Cow orker #1 and Coworker #2, who were using forklifts to unload the stacks of drywa ll sheets from the flatbed trailer. The employee placed himself between the truc k bed and the suspended load of one forklift. The employee was attempting to ret rieve the dunnage used to separate the units of drywall sheets. The forklift til ted towards the truck bed and the driver was pinned between the load and the rai ls of the truck bed causing blunt force trauma, which killed him.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, delivery work, driver, drywall, dunnage, forklift, industrial truck, loading, loading dock, off loading, overloaded, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, struck by, suspended load, tra
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1509515.015 Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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