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Inspection: 1656474.015 - Berry Refrigeration Company Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Philadelphia
Berry Refrigeration Company Inc.
1340 Newark Road
Toughkenamon, PA 19374
2 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 238220/ Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/14/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100178 L01 I||09/11/2023||10/05/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||10/05/2023||C - Contested|
At 8:30 a.m. on March 14, 2023, an employee was working as an HVAC technician for a commercial heating and plumbing contractor was working with two coworkers. The crew was removing a large refrigerator coil from a mushroom cold storage warehouse onto a stake body truck. The employee backed the truck to the warehouse loading dock. The crew had the coil unit placed on a wood frame with wheels and attempted to push the coil unit onto the truck from the loading dock which was unsuccessful. After being unsuccessful manually loading the unit onto the truck, the employee obtained an electric forklift owned by the warehouse and attempted to push/lift the coil unit onto the truck. While loading the unit, the truck rolled forward while the forklift was not completely on the truck causing the forklift to fall backwards. The employee attempted to get off the forklift while it was falling and was crushed between the loading dock and the forklift overhead guard. The employee died from multiple crushing injuries.
Keywords:caught between, chest, crushed, forklift, frame, hvac, head, industrial truck, lack of work procedures, loading, loading dock, material handling, misjudgement, misjudgement of hazardous situation, motor vehicle, nec
|1||1656474.015||Fatality||Heating, air conditioning, and refrig. mechanics|