OSHA Busts Wis. Grocery Store Following Worker's Leg Fracture

OSHA initiated an inspection after a worker who was riding on the forks of a powered industrial truck fell and sustained compound fractures. The company faces $126,000 in proposed fines.

OSHA has cited Mega Marts LLC, which operates the Pick 'N Save grocery store in Brookfield, Wis., for two willful safety violations. OSHA initiated an inspection after a worker who was riding on the forks of a powered industrial truck fell and sustained compound fractures. The company faces $126,000 in proposed fines.

"Employers have a responsibility to use equipment in accordance with acceptable operating procedures. Too often, shortcuts are taken that result in injuries to workers," said George Yoksas, OSHA's area director in Milwaukee. "Employers have a responsibility to ensure work environments are healthful and safe."

The violations involve exposing a worker to a recognized fall hazard while lifted on a forklift that did not have an approved personnel elevating platform, and failing to train and evaluate employees in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks. A willful violation is one committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirement or plain indifference to employee safety and health.

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