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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1482455.015 - Averitt Express Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North


Inspection Nr: 1482455.015
Report ID: 0626600
Date Opened: 07/08/2020

Site Address:
Averitt Express Inc.
14070 Jfk Blvd
Houston, TX 77032

Mailing Address:
14070 Jfk Blvd, Houston, TX 77032

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 484121/ General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 09/08/2020


Case Closed: 10/26/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1619138
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,494
Current Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/01/2020 10/07/2020 $10,500 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 127586.015
Event: 07/07/2020
Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Forklift Tips Over

At 10:00 p.m. on July 7, 2020, an employee was working for a firm that provided general, long-distance, truckload freight trucking. He was loading a forklift on to a ramp or platform for service. The employee drove the forklift up the ramp a nd then began to back it back down. As he was doing this, the left rear tire fel l off the ramp. The forklift fell off the ramp, and the employee was ejected. Th e canopy of the forklift landed on the employee. He was pinned between the canop y and the cement ground. The employee suffered crushing injuries. He was killed.

Keywords:backing up, crushed, dock, ejected, falling object, forklift, ind trk operator, industrial truck, loading ramp, overturn, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, ramp

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1482455.015 Fatality Automobile mechanic apprentices
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