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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
Initial Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/15/2021 06/25/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100178 L01 I 06/15/2021 07/12/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 131806.015 Event: 12/16/2020Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Fork Truck
At 9:22 a.m. on December 16, 2020, an employee and Coworker #1 were utilizing a forklift to unload radiators from the back of a semi-trailer. After the radiator s were dumped from their bins, the employee loaded the empty containers back ont o the trailer. Coworker #1 went to the front of the vehicle to connect the cab a nd trailer. After attaching the cab, Coworker #1 checked to see if the bins wer e in the trailer, lowered the dock plate and checked to see if anyone was around with a forklift. Coworker #1 then removed the chocks from the wheels, returned to the cab of the semi-trailer unit, and moved the truck forward a few feet so he could close the back doors. He stopped when he heard Coworker #2 yelling for him to stop. The employee was halfway on the dock and in the trailer when Cowor ker #1 started to pull away. The employee fell face-upward and the backend of th e fork truck fell on top of him, crushing and killing him.
Keywords: chock, crushed, dock, dock worker, fall, falling object, forklift, industrial truck, loading dock, material handling, powered industrial vehicle, seat belt, trailer truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507077.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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