Injured at work

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Chrisss, Aug 18, 2019.

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  1. Chrisss

    Chrisss New Member

    Quick summery, me and 3 other loaders were in a truck loading packages. Suddenly the trailer was being hooked up and in less then 30 seconds the trailer takes off with us 4 in the trailer. A large box laying against the wall hit my lower back. Now my back is bothering me. Told my full time supervisor that if it bothers me tomorrow I will be seeing a doctor. What should I do ?
     
  2. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    You should absolutely go to the doctor.
     
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  3. DumbTruckDriver

    DumbTruckDriver Allergic to cardboard.

    Have your supervisor take you to the doctor.
     
  4. Chrisss

    Chrisss New Member

    Yes I will be going for sure I just hope it’s nothing serious. I’m only 19 I would hate to have damage my back this early.
     
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    See a doctor asap. The longer you wait the harder it will be for you to file a claim . Also let your rep know what happens if he doesn't already know .
     
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  6. Chrisss

    Chrisss New Member

    Ok I will also talk to a rep. I’m 13 months into ups and don’t really know my reps but I will ask around and find one.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    You need to seek legal representation asap! Put on a neck brace and get a cane to ease the pain. Do you see that smudge on your xray? That is permanent damage worthy of a huge settlement.
     
  8. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    classic example of packages over people! I hope UPS has to pay up big time on this one..
     
  9. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I used to love the ride through the yard. The sound of crashing rollers was always an added bonus!
     
  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Make sure the supervisor calls in the injury and you get a claim number. Do not let them talk you out of this.
     
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Classic example of a shifter or feeder driver not properly trained.
     
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  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I see guys do it all the time at a certain hub where called down doors almost always have people in them . It's only a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt .
     
  13. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The PT supes think they can predict when a shifter will get there so they call it down before it's down.

    Happens occasionally at my hub.

    But guess who's fault it is??
    Not the PT supe who called it down....
     
  14. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Worse thing a feeder driver or shifter can do. Far as im concerned anyone that doesnt confirm trailer door is down before pulling should be fired. No questions asked. someone that does something like that has no business being a feeder driver.
     
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  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I agree. Stop being lazy and check the door.
     
  16. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Not all is what it seems sometimes. My son (feeder yard control) sealed a trailer and told the driver who was standing outside the door, to pull it off. My son walked away. Full time sup walked over, untwisted the seal, raised the door to put some stragglers in. The driver did what I've done thousands of times. He drove off the door and headed for the gate. He heard banging on the trailer and people hollering at him. Luckily, nobody got hurt. Full time supe got his ass in a bind over it. Hub initially tried to blame the driver, but at this hub, there are cameras on every door. Yard control reviewed the footage. Oops.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    It's all on camera. As long as it shows you doing everything correctly then you are good. I've walked into the building and told sup I was pulling swing doors and closed building door. I walked to tractor and pulled and someone had jumped in while I was walking around the building. That guy got in trouble as well as the sup. Not a word was said to me.

    I will try and seal the door myself before pulling it if I can.
     
  18. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yeah, I added a couple of more sentences to my reply. Same thing happened here.
     
  19. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Please stop. Of course every once in a while something crazy like this will happen. Ive also never one time, seen a loader actually go inside the trailer to put stragglers in. They toss them from outside. This loader stepped all the way inside the trailer to put a few stragglers in?
     
  20. 4evapreloader

    4evapreloader Member

    4 people loading 1 trailer? That's crazy in itself. How do you do it without running into each other?