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Order picker dies after falling from a lift truck suspended pallet - North Carolina.

Authors
Casini-VJ; Pettit-TA
Source
NIOSH, 1997 Jun; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20000439
Abstract
On April 30, 1997, a 70-year-old male order picker (the victim) died after falling 8 feet from a lift truck-suspended pallet and landing on a concrete floor. The victim was alone in the warehouse loading 35-pound boxes of clothes hangers on the suspended pallet. When a co-worker reentered the warehouse approximately 1/2 hour later, he found the victim lying on his back on the floor in an unresponsive state with no vital signs. The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was summoned from the company office. When EMS personnel arrived, they summoned the medical examiner, who pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Keywords
Order-pickers; Industrial-safety; Accident-prevention; Region-4; Truck-loading; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-belts; Head-injury
Publication Date
19970610
Document Type
Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1997
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-157018
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
FACE-97-07
NIOSH Division
DSR
SIC Code
NAICS-42
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NC; WV
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