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Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Struck By Palletizer
At 5:30 p.m. on August 16, 2012, an employee was asked to assist with the clean- up of broken glass inside a Von Gal Palletizer machine HK Systems, Model number UVG2200-RH-5145.5 (Machine D), Serial Number 3263. The employee was instructed by a coworker to go under the raised horse of the palletizer. While the employe e was inside the palletizer cleaning up the broken glass, the coworker started i t and the employee was crushed and killed when the horse of the palletizer came down.
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