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Report: Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part at W.W. Cannon, LLC. in Temple, Tx

DATE: 08/17/20

Two employees were changing out a dock leveler’s dock plate. While the injured employee was on his hands and knees under the leveler, installing the keeper-pins, a forklift that had been holding up the dock leveler’s lip hinge moved back and released the dock plate. The plate fell on the injured employee, breaking most of his ribs, causing internal bleeding, and causing a T-Fracture in his lower back as well as fracture to the upper back.

Report ID 2020087761  
Date 08/17/2020  
UPA 1649508  
Inspection 1489580  
Primary NAICS 423830  
Nature 1839 Fractures and other injuries, n.e.c.
Part of Body 38 Multiple trunk locations
Source 6692 Ramps, loading docks, dock plates
Secondary Source 8621 Forklift, order picker, platform truck-powered
Event 6233 Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery-other than vehicle part
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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