SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department has confirmed that a 19-year-old was severely injured after a fall in a record storage warehouse located in Cranbury Township. Police responded to a 911 call along with an ambulance this past Monday. The South Brunswick Police have also confirmed that the warehouse in question, GRM Document Management, was reported to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) by the police officer on site.
According to the police report, the 19-year-old victim was found by an officer lying on the floor with blood coming out of his ears, nose, and mouth. An ambulance quickly arrived at the warehouse and first aid took him to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Employees at the GRM Document Management Warehouse are are responsible for installing supply racks. Employees work in a ‘low light setting’ according to the police report, the warehouse worker’s only source of the main lighting during operation is a headlamp. No one witnessed the fall which occurred at 3:50 PM, the on-site manager had not been there since 2:00 PM.
Eventually, the South Brunswick Fire Department was called to the scene where Deputy Fire Marshal David E. Wiersma conducted an investigation of the workplace after an on-site officer deemed the warehouse an unsafe work environment. Deputy Marshal Wiersma concluded that his office will be sending multiple summonses to the warehouse regarding the operations inside the facility, according to the police report.
OSHA will be conducting an in-depth investigation of the warehouse earlier this week, according to the police report.