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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1277949.015 - Sunterra Distribution, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Dallas

Nr: 1277949.015Report ID: 0626300Open Date: 11/17/2017

Sunterra Distribution, Llc
1811 S. Harwood
Dallas, TX 75215
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424990/Other Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 1811 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/17/2017
Emphasis: L:GifallClose Case:02/12/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1285020 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $10,532 $0 $0 $2,772 $0 $13,304
Current Penalty $10,532 $0 $0 $1,468 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/21/2018 03/19/2018 $3,880 $3,880 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100028 B15 02/21/2018 03/19/2018 $3,880 $3,880 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100178 L01 I 02/21/2018 03/19/2018 $2,772 $2,772 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19040039 A02 02/21/2018 03/19/2018 $1,468 $2,772 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101077.015Event: 11/11/2017Employee Falls From Rack Resulting In Fatal Head Injury
At 9:30 a.m. on November 11, 2017, an employee was attempting to retrieve a pallet of lettuce from the second shelf of an industrial storage rack system using a forklift. The pallet broke in the process making it impossible to get the forks of the forklift all the way under the load and creating an unsafe condition. The employees did not want the load to drop so they used another powered industrial truck in an attempt to raise the bottom of the broken pallet. In the process of raising the broken pallet, the second forklifts forks also raised the cross beam that the pallet was resting on causing the rack system to start to come apart. In an attempt to get the cross beam back into place, the employee climbed on top of the forklift then stepped over to the rack system. The employee was holding onto the left cross beam of the rack system. It appears that the right cross beam pulled out of the vertical post it attaches to and struck the employees right hand. causing him to loose his grip and fall from the rack system. The employee flipped over on his way down causing him to strike the concrete floor head first and was killed.
Keywords: struck by, falling object, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, fall
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277949.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation

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