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Woman Hurt By Falling Hardhat; Safety Gear Blamed

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(SNN) - Ayla Tett, a warehouse worker in Walla-Walla, Washington was injured when she put on all the safety gear specified in the company policy manual and went to don a hardhat to cap it all off. Her hardhat was kept on the top shelf of the equipment bay and when she tried to reach it, it fell.

According to head shipper and volunteer safety officer, Merlyn Ferbish, the rock-hard, sharp-edged brim of the hardhat “severed the right triaxial magna cortica region of Tett’s cranium. This resulted in excessive blood flow and a huge mess for the hazmat team on the night shift to clean up”.

Ferbish blamed the excessive amount of safety gear Tett was wearing for her injury.

“According to eye witnesses, Ayla was constricted in her movements, after putting on her insulated coveralls, fall protection harness, visibility vest, leather gloves and a number of other mandated articles,” said Ferbish to reporters. “When she reached up for the hardhat and it was dislodged from the storage area, she couldn’t react quickly enough to prevent the serious injury.”

Tett had worn the equipment in order to climb a two-step foot-stool to change a light bulb. She was unavailable for comment as she was still being sequestered in Ferbish’s one-bed, make-shift critical care ward, next to the janitor supplies, across from the lunchroom. Company executives say they expect Tett to have a complete recovery and should be at her post for work the next day.


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