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Report: Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c. at Steelcase Inc. in Desoto, Texas

DATE: 05/17/15

An employee entered the back of a semi-trainer to prep for loading. There were approximately five 8′ x 10′ x 1″-thick sheets of plywood used as dunnage on the previous load that were left on the trailer and needed to be removed. They were stacked on end and secured to the wall of the trailer. The employee untied them in order to move them. The dunnage fell on and injured the employee.

Report ID 2015052930  
Date 05/17/2015  
UPA 984742  
Primary NAICS 337214  
Nature 10 Traumatic injuries and disorders, unspecified
Part of Body 9999 Nonclassifiable
Source 4152 Plywood, wood paneling; particle, chip, flake board
Event 6239 Struck by falling object or equipment, n.e.c.
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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