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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
Current Penalty $27,306 $0 $0 $0 $0 $27,306
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100178 L03 II C 11/17/2021 12/07/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 12/14/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100178 L03 II E 11/17/2021 12/07/2021 $0 $0 $0 12/14/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01002 Serious 19100178 M08 11/17/2021 12/07/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 12/14/2021 C - Contested
  4. 02001 Other 19100176 A 11/17/2021 12/07/2021 $0 $0 $0 12/14/2021 C - Contested
  5. 02002 Other 19100178 A06 11/17/2021 12/07/2021 $0 $0 $0 12/14/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 137536.015 Event: 07/26/2021Employee Is Crushed Between Overhead Door And Pit, Later Die
At 3:30 p.m. on July 26, 2021, an employee was operating Crown Electric pallet j ack powered industrial truck (PIT) removing pallets, bunkers (large coolers for frozen food goods), and refuse (plastic wrapping/bags) from a box truck. When th e employee exited the box truck with the two rows of pallets, the plastic refuse on top of pallets struck the overhead door causing it to come down and catch th e employee between the door and the pallet jack. Coworkers assisted the employee before he was taken to a local hospital. The employee incurred blunt force trau mas including contusions and fractures to the head and chest and was later decla red brain dead and taken off life support when he died.
Keywords: blunt force, blunt force trauma, caught between, chest, concussion, contusion, crushed, forklift, fracture, head, inexperience, material handling, off loading, pallet, palletized cargo, struck against, truck, warehous
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1544190.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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