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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 2 2
Initial Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
Current Penalty $19,114 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,114
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L03 II A 11/04/2021 $9,557 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 L01 II 11/04/2021 01/03/2022 $9,557 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135608.015 Event: 05/14/2021Employee Is Killed When Forklift Tips Over
At approximately 8:43 p.m. on May 14, 2021, an employee was operating the Toyota forklift (Model 8FGCU25, Serial Number 99316) at a tire recycling facility. Th e forklift had a Hippo Hopper 2 yard self-dumping hopper (model HH32, serial no. 53906) attached to the forks, and the employee was using the forklift to convey tire refuse to refuse container. At approximately 8:42 p.m. twilight conditions existed following the sunset at approximately 8:20 p.m. as the employee approac hed the north metering bin while operating the forklift. This metering bin was an open-topped refuse container. The employee raised the mast and hopper to near the upper limit of travel. The employee then drove the forklift and made a coup le of turns and while turning to the left with the hopper elevated, the forklift tipped over onto the right side, and the employee was pinned between the forkli ft and the ground. The employee was killed from the crushing injuries.
Keywords: caught between, crushing, forklift, hopper, overturn, pinned
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1531003.015 Fatality Production helpers

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