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Order picker dies after falling from a lift truck suspended pallet - North Carolina.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, FACE 97-07, 1997 Jun; :1-6
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.
Order-pickers; Industrial-safety; Accident-prevention; Region-4; Truck-loading; Personal-protective-equipment; Safety-belts; Head-injury
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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