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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1212984.015 - Veritiv Operating Company

Inspection Information - Office: Maryland Hlth Reg 1


Inspection Nr: 1212984.015
Report ID: 0352450
Date Opened: 02/24/2017

Site Address:
Veritiv Operating Company
7445 New Ridge Rd.
Hanover, MD 21076

Mailing Address:
6600 Governors Lake Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 493110/General Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/31/2017


Case Closed: 04/05/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1188626
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 94443.015
Event: 02/23/2017
Employee'S Leg Is Impaled And Fractured By Forks Of Cherry P

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on February 23, 2017, Employee #1 was helping a cowor ker put away stock. Pallets of corrugated boxes needed to be moved were stacked on top of each other and leaning. Employee #1 used a reach truck to take the t op pallets down because the stacks seemed unstable. He took a pallet down and a fter blowing his horn, backed up with the load. As he was backing up he saw his coworker driving towards him on another reach truck. Employee #1 turned right hard to make avoid an accident then saw a cherry picker that was parked with the forks raised. Employee #1 crashed into the parked cherry picker with one of th e forks going through his leg. Employee#1's leg was fractured in two places an d he was hospitalized.

Keywords:fracture, impaled, industrial truck, leg, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1212984.015 Hospitalized injury Equipment Operator: Heavy
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