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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307400804 - Gerstenslager Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland


Inspection Nr: 307400804
Report ID: 0522300
Open Date: 01/23/2004

Site Address:
Gerstenslager Co.
1425 E. Bowman Street
Wooster, OH 44691

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 6011, Wooster, OH 44691

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 336370/Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping

Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/25/2004


Close Case:03/30/2005

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 100103043
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19100176 A 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $4,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01001B Serious 19100145 C03 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01002 Serious 19100178 N04 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $4,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200101889
Event: 01/22/2004
Fork Lift Strikes And Kills Employee

On January 22, 2004, Employee #1 was walking outdoors between buildings where he was struck by a powered industrial truck. Employee #1 was rounding the corner behind a tractor trailer that was parked near the building. The powered industrial truck was loaded with large dies and was traveling on the other side of the tractor trailer. The paths of the powered industrial truck and Employee #1 intersected at the back of the trailer. Employee #1 was struck by the dies and run over by the right front wheels of the powered industrial truck. The parking lot area between buildings had lighting around the perimeter. The powered industrial truck had lights. There was a light dusting of snow on the ground and the temperature was approximately nine degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was killed.

Keywords:die, industrial truck, lighting, slippery surface, struck by, tractor trailer, inattention, poor visibility

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307400804 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
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