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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1558689.015 - 112429 - Elkhart Transport Company

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana


Inspection Nr: 1558689.015
Report ID: 0551800
Date Opened: 10/19/2021

Site Address:
112429 - Elkhart Transport Company
3026 Winding Waters Ln. (Nickell Moulding)
Elkhart, IN 46514

Mailing Address:
1020 Herman Street, Elkhart, IN 46516

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 488999/All Other Support Activities for Transportation

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 04/04/2022


Case Closed: 03/13/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1821433 Yes
Accident 1824762
Inspection 1583710 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
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 Other 22.8(1)(1)(SEC2) 04/05/2022 05/06/2022 $5,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140295.015
Event: 10/18/2021
Employee Dies When Struck By Pallet Weighing 600 Pounds

At 11:00 a.m. on October 7, 2021, an employee was delivering a customer order, u sing a full semi-tractor trailer. As the employee opened the trailer doors, he was struck by a pallet of cardboard boxes, weighing approximately 600 pounds, wh ich fell from the trailer. The employee was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries (head trauma) at 9:33 a.m. on October 18, 2021.

Keywords:head, pallet, struck by, tractor trailer

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1558689.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
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