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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 $1,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800
Current Penalty $1,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,160
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L01 I 08/26/2021 09/21/2021 $600 $1,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100178 Q07 08/26/2021 09/03/2021 $560 $800 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19100178 A04 08/26/2021 09/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 136442.015 Event: 06/18/2021Employee Is Crushed And Killed When Forklift Rolls Over
At 12:04 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021, an employee was working for a firm that manufactured miscellaneous wood products. The firm manufactured wooden survey st akes and pallets. The company had been in business for 30 years and had three em ployees, including the owner. The company had a single building, which was appro ximately 2,000 square feet (186 square meters), and outside storage areas surrou nding the building. Employees worked a standard daytime shift from Monday throug h Friday. The employee was operating a World-Lift model number WFD60-16440W fork lift with serial number 7082101. The incident occurred north of a shop area wher e employees usually used the forklift. The employee often did clean-up jobs on F riday, and the owner thought that the employee was cleaning up a pile of broken pallets that were located across the road from where the incident occurred. As t he employee was backing up the forklift, it had gone over a road embankment. The employee, operating the forklift, had suffered crush injuries to his head. The injuries had been caused by the forklift's roll-over protective structure (ROPS) . The employee was killed. There were no witnesses to the incident. A safety ins pector arrived at the site later that day. Information about the incident and th e employee were given to the safety inspector by the firm's owner and a coworker . The coworker reported that the employee was not in the habit of wearing a seat belt. The coworker felt that the employee had not received adequate training. T he safety inspector noted that the forklift had cracked hydraulic lines.
Keywords: backing up, crushed, embankment, forklift, head, inadequate maint, powered industrial vehicle, rops, roll-over, seat belt, training
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1537459.015 Fatality

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