A 20-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained when a container of clams fell on him at a food plant in Massachusetts.
Another employee had removed two containers from a stack using a forklift at Blount Fine Foods when the top container fell, hitting Justin Cordeiro, according to South Coast Today.
Cordeiro was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
OSHA is investigating. There’s no word on whether Cordeiro was wearing a hard hat at the time of the incident.
Among the OSHA standards that would apply in this case:
- 1910.178(m)(2): No person shall be allowed to stand or pass under the elevated portion of any truck, whether loaded or unloaded.
- 1910.135(a)(1): The employer shall ensure that each affected employee wears a protective helmet when working in areas where there is a potential for injury to the head from falling objects.