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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 307400804 - Gerstenslager Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Cleveland

Nr: 307400804Report ID: 0522300Open Date: 01/23/2004

Gerstenslager Co.
1425 E. Bowman Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Union Status: Union
SIC: 3465/Automotive Stampings
NAICS: 336370/Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping
Mailing: P. O. Box 6011, Wooster, OH 44691

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/25/2004
Close Case:03/30/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $10,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,000
Current Penalty $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100176 A 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $4,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100145 C03 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100178 N04 06/22/2004 06/25/2004 $4,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200101889Event: 01/22/2004Fork Lift Strikes And Kills Employee
On January 22, 2004, Employee #1 was walking outdoors between buildings where he was struck by a powered industrial truck. Employee #1 was rounding the corner behind a tractor trailer that was parked near the building. The powered industrial truck was loaded with large dies and was traveling on the other side of the tractor trailer. The paths of the powered industrial truck and Employee #1 intersected at the back of the trailer. Employee #1 was struck by the dies and run over by the right front wheels of the powered industrial truck. The parking lot area between buildings had lighting around the perimeter. The powered industrial truck had lights. There was a light dusting of snow on the ground and the temperature was approximately nine degrees Fahrenheit. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: die, industrial truck, lighting, slippery surface, struck by, tractor trailer, inattention, poor visibility
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307400804 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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