Have you ever flown the dog box's like they are talking about? No? Then shut your mouth. All you know is what some article has said was in the report.
The only reason the box's are mentioned in the report is because one branch of ANY accident investigation includes "Survival Factors." The contents of the cabin and possible injury to the pilot as a result of those contents is part of the survival aspect of the investigation and has to be included in the report.
Maggio was one of the best people I met during all my time in Alaska. Rest easy my friend.