Warehouse Worker Dies from Fall
A California man died Tuesday (December 6, 2011) after falling from a crane at a restaurant supply warehouse where he worked. According to reports, the man was unloading a platform on the crane when one of the crane's wheels fell off. The man fell, hitting his head on the concrete below. He died from his injuries. The California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) is currently investigating the accident.
Work-Related Accident Statistics
Information below provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- 4,551 died from work-related injuries in 2009
- 645 of these deaths were caused by falls
- An additional 212,760 workers were seriously injured by falls in 2009
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