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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1505885.015 - Express Carriers Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Calumet City


Inspection Nr: 1505885.015
Report ID: 0521700
Open Date: 12/10/2020

Site Address:
Express Carriers Corporation
3301 Wireton Rd., Unit 100s
Blue Island, IL 60406

Mailing Address:
3301 Wireton Rd. Unit 100s, Blue Island, IL 60406

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 532120/ Truck, Utility Trailer, and RV (Recreational Vehicle) Rental and Leasing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/10/2020

Emphasis: L:Fall, L:Piv

Close Case:05/16/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1703398
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $32,767 $0 $0 $10,533 $0 $43,300
Current Penalty $24,500 $0 $0 $500 $0 $25,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/21/2021 05/17/2021 $10,000 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100027 A 04/21/2021 05/17/2021 $4,500 $5,461 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003A Serious 19100178 L03 I A 04/21/2021 06/08/2021 $10,000 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01003B Serious 19100178 L03 II A 04/21/2021 06/08/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02001 Other 19040029 A 04/21/2021 05/17/2021 $500 $780 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 02002 Other 19040039 A01 04/21/2021 $9,753 $9,753 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
7. 02003 Other 19100178 L04 III 04/21/2021 06/08/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131601.015
Event: 11/25/2020
Employee Is Killed By Overturned Forklift Truck

At 3:33 p.m. on November 25, 2020, Employee #1, a mechanic, was installing a lig ht on a utility from a pallet raised by the forks of a Toyota Forklift Truck Mod el #8FGCU25. The forklift truck became stuck in mud and/or asphalt millings. A c oworker attempted to pull the forklift truck out of mud and/or asphalt millings using tow chains and a Freightliner Semi-Tractor. Tow chains were attached to on e tow hook on the passenger side of the front of a semi-tractor and around the f rame (i.e., vertical bars supporting the overhead guard) of the forklift directl y behind the operator's seat. Employee #1 was in the operator's seat of the fork lift attempting to reverse the forklift while the coworker operated the semi-tra ctor. When the coworker accelerated the semi-tractor in reverse, the forklift ti pped over onto its side pinning Employee #1's head to the ground by the overhead guard of the forklift. Employee #1 was killed by multiple blunt force injuries.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, crushed, forklift, installing, overturn, pallet, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, tractor trailer

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1505885.015 Fatality Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
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