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Trinchero Family Estates fined $44,575 in accidental death of cellar worker -- WINE EXECUTIVE NEWS | Premium Member Briefing | March 31, 2017
Trinchero Family Estates fined $44,575 accidental death of cellar worker
According to Cal/OSHA, the winery was in the process of unloading approximately 204 metal barrel racks from a 40 foot container using an industrial fork truck when the accident occurred.The following findings led to the Cal/OSHA fine (direct quotes with some redaction):
The employer failed to inspect and maintain a Toyota Fork Lift Truck Model as recommended by the manufacturer.
The employer permitted the use of a four inch nylon winch cargo strap attached to the forklift backrest to pull a load of stacked barrel racks contrary to the purpose.
The employer permitted the use of a Kinedyne nylon winch cargo strap which was worn, deformed and damagedwhich is contrary to the manufacturer's recommendations.
The employer permitted the use of a Kinedyne nylon winch cargo strap to pull loads contrary to themanufacturer's intended use.
The employer failed to prevent a stack of barrel racks from tipping and falling.
The stack of barrel racks tipped and fell out of the container landing on an employee.
The employee suffered fatal crushing injuries to the torso.
Full details are in the attached Cal/OSHA report .
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