- February 14, 2020
- By: admin
- in: News
Online pet supplies retailer Chewy.com is contesting the $14,323 fine OSHA proposed after the agency investigated the December death of a forklift driver at Chewy’s Ocala facility.
That’s according to OSHA.gov, which shows two citations in the death of Robert Pete, 49, who died while operating a stand-up forklift on Dec. 16.
Of the two violations, the one classified as Serious, carrying a $13,260 fine, stems from the facility exposing workers to struck-by or crushing hazards from using the Raymond 7000 series of forklifts. On those forklifts, OSHA’s Citation and Notification of Penalty says, there’s a struck-by and crushing hazard for workers because “the first level horizontal pallets shelf beams were higher than the top of the forklift operator compartment.”