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Forklift Fatality Brings $130K in Fines Against Distribution Center

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 498 | 0 | 7 min read

A Georgia warehouse operator faces $130,112 in penalties by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a worker was killed by a forklift in Savannah.  OSHA cited Dollar Tree Distribution Center for exposing workers to struck-by and other hazards after an inspection in response to the fatality in April. It also is proposing $12,934 in penalties against U.S. Xpress Inc. for similar violations. OSHA cited both companies for failing to ensure that employees wore high-visibility vests while working at night inside the center. OSHA also cited Dollar Tree Distribution Ce...

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