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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1580232.015 - Nick'S Towing Service, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Hasbrouck Heights


Inspection Nr: 1580232.015
Report ID: 0214500
Date Opened: 02/24/2022

Site Address:
Nick'S Towing Service, Inc.
Route 3 West
Rutherford, NJ 07070

Mailing Address:
158 East Passaic Avenue, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 488410/Motor Vehicle Towing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/06/2022


Case Closed: 06/15/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1870615
Referral 1869960 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,252 $0 $7,252
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $4,800 $0 $4,800
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 19040039 A02 05/25/2022 $4,800 $7,252 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 144192.015
Event: 02/27/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Motor Vehicle

At 8:35 p.m. on February 27, 2022, an employee was in the process of hooking up a car that was involved in an accident to his tow truck. A car being driven by a nother person came into the lane that was marked off by the police and struck th e car the tow truck operator was placing on his tow truck. The car that was bein g placed on the tow truck struck the employee. The employee was killed and suffe red head trauma and a broken leg.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, broken bone, head, leg, motor vehicle, struck by, tow truck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1580232.015 Fatality Truck drivers, light
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