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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100176 A 02/17/2016 03/14/2016 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100178 L02 II 02/17/2016 03/14/2016 $5,250 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100178 L03 II I 02/17/2016 03/14/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100178 Q07 02/17/2016 03/14/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79209.015 Event: 08/30/2015Employee Is Killed When Impaled By Steel
At 10:45 p.m. on August 30, 2015, Employee #1 was operating a side loading power ed industrial forklift. The employee was retrieving a bundle of steel product w hich consisted of 30 to 40 individual pieces of flat steel that measured 6 inche s by 2.5 feet by 20 feet, from a rack 5 feet 6 inches off the floor. When Emplo yee #1 pulled the initial bundle of steel from the rack, another small bundle of flat steel consisting of three 1 foot by 6 foot by 20 foot flat steel bars, cam e out to the edge of the rack on an angle and protruded out past the rack into t he aisle. Employee #1 proceeded to the end of the 80 foot aisle to turn the side loader forklift around. The employee was impaled in the abdomen by the three p ieces of steel that were protruding out from the rack and was killed.
Keywords: abdomen, impaled, powered industrial vehicle, steel, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1088724.015 Fatality Machine operators, not specified

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