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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 140729.015 Event: 10/16/2021Employee Collapses On Concrete Floor And Dies One Week Later
At 12:00 noon on October 8, 2021, an employee, a material handler, was operating an electric tugger vehicle that is used for picking orders and transporting the m to the shipping department, when she exited the vehicle and began walking. The employee was walking towards the dock area in the shipping department to pick a n order when she collapsed and fell to the concrete floor. The employee was foun d unresponsive minutes later by a coworker who notified emergency services. The employee was transported to a local hospital where she remained until she died o ne week later. The medical examiner confirmed the cause of death was due to an i ntracranial hemorrhage from head contact with the floor.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, concrete floor, equipment operator, head, hemorrhage, material handling, order-picker , powered industrial vehicle, unresponsive, walking surface
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1561322.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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