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Automotive Parts Warehouse Cited for Unsafe Forklift Operation

September 02, 2014 by Eric Schmitz


After an OSHA inspection on February 12, 2014, an automotive parts warehouse was cited for unsafe forklift operation with the possible penalty of $52,000. The inspection occurred after multiple complaints of a forklift incident at the facility.

At the time of the inspection, the warehouse was cited for two violations:

  1. Failing to remove a defective forklift from service.
  2. Leaving unattended forklifts in an unsafe condition.

A repeat violation was issued to the warehouse after they failed to immediately conduct forklift refresher training for the operator involved in the incident. Kim Nelson, OSHA’s area director in Toledo, stated, "When incidents occur involving forklifts and other powered industrial vehicles, refresher training must occur, and they failed to provide it."

For more information, view the full OSHA report here.

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Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: compliance, fine, forklift, inspection, operation, OSHA, safety, toledo, unsafe, violation