The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Wynne Transport Service Inc. of Omaha, Neb., for alleged safety violations. OSHA has proposed $9,100 in penalties against the company.
OSHA cited Wynne Transport following an investigation into a fatal accident June 12 near Endicott, Neb., where an employee was preparing to pump a load of liquid asphalt for road construction from one parked truck to another. The employee was killed when one of the trucks unexpectedly rolled into the other, pinning the employee between the two trucks.
OSHA inspectors found one alleged serious and one alleged other-than-serious violation.
The serious violation is for failing to set the vehicle’s parking brake and chock the wheels. The other-than-serious violation relates to the employer’s failure to report the accident within eight hours.
Wynne Transport Service has 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director in Omaha, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Source: OSHA, www.osha.gov
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