Inspection: 1660053.015 - Plastic Recyclers Southeast, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham
Plastic Recyclers Southeast, Inc.
946 Old Trinity Rd
Trinity, AL 35673
1220 Church St Ne,, Decatur, AL 35601
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 493190/Other Warehousing and Storage
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 08/15/2023
Case Closed: 09/11/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001A||Serious||19100178 L03 II||08/15/2023||09/11/2023||$10,938||$10,938||$0||Z - Issued|
|2.||01001B||Serious||19100178 L04 III||08/15/2023||09/11/2023||$0||$0||$0||Z - Issued|
|3.||01002A||Serious||19100178 N04||08/15/2023||09/11/2023||$10,938||$10,938||$0||Z - Issued|
|4.||01002B||Serious||19100178 N06||08/15/2023||09/11/2023||$0||$0||$0||Z - Issued|
At 7:00 a.m. on March 27, 2023, an employee working for a plastics recycler had parked his forklift off to the left of a designated powered industrial vehicle (PIV) travel lane. The travel lane was located across from the docks between Warehouse 1 and Warehouse 2. The employee was standing next to his PIV when a coworker operating another PIV drove by carrying three large totes. The coworker was driving forward causing the totes to obstruct his view. As a result, he did not see the employee or his parked PIV. The coworker struck the employee throwing him against the parked PIV and then onto the warehouse floor where he landed on his back. The employee sustained unspecified head trauma and was hospitalized. The employee died in the hospital the following morning.
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, contusion, driving, head, industrial truck, insufficient supervision, lack of work procedures, material handling, obstructed view, piv, plastic, powered industrial vehicle, run ove
|1||1660053.015||Fatality||Occupation Not Listed|