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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1557065.015 - Heb Blalock Warehouse

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North


Inspection Nr: 1557065.015
Report ID: 0626600
Date Opened: 10/08/2021

Site Address:
Heb Blalock Warehouse
4501 Blalock Rd.
Houston, TX 77041

Mailing Address:
4625 Windfern Rd., Houston, TX 77041

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 493120/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/08/2021


Case Closed: 08/01/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1821475
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $25,898 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,898
Current Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
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 19100147 C04 II B 03/07/2022 03/31/2022 $14,502 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100178 M05 I 03/07/2022 03/31/2022 $11,396 $11,396 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140008.015
Event: 10/08/2021
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Falling Dock Leveler Ramp

At 11:30 a.m. on October 8, 2021, an employee was performing maintenance to a me chanical dock leveler and was testing the equipment when a bolt sheared off caus ing a ramp to close. The employee's head was caught under the ramp and was crush ed, killing him.

Keywords:bolt, caught by, caught in, crushed, falling object, fracture, head, loading dock, loading ramp, lockout, lockout/tagout, maintenance, material handling, metal, metal decking, ppe, ramp, repair, safety block, sheared, st

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1557065.015 Fatality Specified mechanics and repairers
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