August 2018 Enforcement

California Fines Distribution Center Following Worker Injury

California

California OSHA issued 11 citations and $97,430 in penalties to Pixior, LLC, a distribution center, after a worker was struck by a forklift. Inspectors determined that the company failed to perform an assessment of the workplace to determine if hazards were present, ensure that forklift operators were trained and evaluated, and prevent forklift operators from carrying loads that obstruct their view.

“The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusement rides, and tramways – through the following activities:

  • Setting and enforcing standards
  • Providing outreach, education, and assistance
  • Issuing permits, licenses, certifications,
    registrations, and approvals”

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Chet Slump
Author: Chet Slump

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