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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1562975.015 - Dhl Supply Chain

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1562975.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 11/09/2021

Site Address:
Dhl Supply Chain
1035 Warren Ave
Osceola, IA 50213

Mailing Address:
1035 Warren Ave, Osceola, IA 50213

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 493120/Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/09/2021


Case Closed: 02/14/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Inspection 1562982 Yes
Referral 1829655 Yes Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $8,778 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,778
Current Penalty $8,778 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,778
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 19100178 M05 III 01/18/2022 02/11/2022 $8,778 $8,778 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 140980.015
Event: 11/02/2021
Employee Suffers Leg Fracture From Pallet Jack Forklift

At 8:22 p.m. on November 2, 2021, an employee was working for a nationwide packa ge firm. She worked as a freight, stock, and material handler. At this site, it provided refrigerated warehousing and storage. A coworker had parked an electric Crown pallet jack stand-up forklift near the shrink wrapper and left it unatten ded. Its control arm remained in the on/coast position. The employee was standin g on a parked Hyster forklift. As she was exiting its operator's compartment, sh e reached out to the Crown pallet jack to provide a third point of support. She grabbed the handle with her hand and in so doing inadvertently engaged the throt tle of the unattended Crown forklift. The unattended forklift suddenly moved in the direction of the employee's forklift. The employee was pinned between two fo rklifts. Her left leg was crushed between the two forklifts. She suffered a frac ture in her left leg. She was hospitalized.

Keywords:control lever, crushed, energized, forklift, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, leg, package delivery, pallet jack, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, stand-up forklift, warehouse

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1562975.015 Hospitalized injury Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
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