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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 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $20,838 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,838
Current Penalty $8,335 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,335
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100178 G04 05/28/2019 06/21/2019 $0 $12,503 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 L03 I J 05/28/2019 06/21/2019 $8,335 $8,335 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114712.015 Event: 03/16/2019Employee'S Legs Are Broken By Falling Forklift Battery
At 12:30 a.m. on March 16, 2019, an employee was working for a big box warehouse club and supercenter. He and a coworker were maintaining a lead-acid battery in a Crown model number RM 6000 forklift. They were removing the battery from the forklift so that they could add water to it. The coworker was pushing it, and th e employee was pulling it. The battery tipped over onto the employee's legs. His legs were pinned between the battery and the floor. He suffered fractures to bo th legs, to the tibia and fibula. The narrative did not say which bones were bro ken in which leg. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, caught by, falling object, forklift, fracture, leg, maintenance, pinned, powered industrial vehicle, tibia
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1386895.015 Hospitalized injury Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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