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Inspection: 1652912.015 - Floor Technologies, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Tampa
Floor Technologies, Inc.
1709 Turkey Creek Road
Plant City, FL 33566
11911 W Okeechobee Rd, Hialeah, FL 33018
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 493190/Other Warehousing and Storage
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 02/27/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||07/31/2023||08/24/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||08/23/2023||C - Contested|
|2.||01002||Serious||19100022 D02||07/31/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||08/23/2023||C - Contested|
|3.||01003||Serious||19100178 L01 II||07/31/2023||08/24/2023||$10,938||$10,938||$0||08/23/2023||C - Contested|
At 6:52 p.m. on February 24, 2023, an employee working as an equipment operator for a warehouse was backing up a forklift. He was located in the yard pulling a trailer to move it closer to a site near a building as instructed by a coworker (manager). The employee backed up into a pothole causing the forklift to become unbalanced and tip over. The employee was ejected from the forklift and struck in the chest by the forklift cage. He was pinned to the ground crushing his chest. Coworkers responded and used a skid steer to lift the forklift off the employee, but he had died.
Keywords:backing up, caught between, chest, crushed, driving, ejected, equipment operator, forklift, fracture, industrial truck, lost control, motor vehicle, piv, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, rops, roll-over, safety dev
|1||1652912.015||Fatality||Excavating and loading machine operators|