The purpose of this alert is to provide information about hazards and the potential for serious injury when storing or handling sheet materials that are stacked on their edges.

A worker received fatal injuries while unpacking glass sheets from a timber crate. 

Workers had removed the top and front of the crate, and were in the process of lifting the sheets from the crate onto a transport truck. After unloading approximately half of the crate, the remaining sheets became unstable and toppled, crushing the worker against the truck.

Read the full safety alert.

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