June 4, 2009 | Dave Janney

Worker Struck and Killed by Falling Product

Here is the story:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090604/NEWS/90604003/-1/NEWSMAP

We don’t know much, other than the fact that this did not have to happen.  The first of many questions I have is why is someone under a load from a forklift?  What policies and safeguards are in place?

Excerpt:

“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the accident and opened an investigation to see if there were any violations.”

At the very least, it appears that the general duty clause could be cited.

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