The employer of a worker who was struck and killed by a moving spindle failed to identify and correct machinery hazards in its facility, according to California OSHA, which has issued five citations against Aero Pacific Corp.

The Placenta-based company faces $51,160 in penalties after an inspection following the fatality. Aero Pacific Corp. was also cited for failing to train workers on the control of hazardous energy.

In a separate investigation, Cal/OSHA issued five citations and $68,435 in penalties to RWC Building Products in San Marcos following the death of a worker who fell from a truck-mounted conveyor belt. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to:

  • ensure that workers were wearing approved personal fall protection equipment while unloading material onto a roof,
  • did not perform periodic inspections to identify unsafe conditions and work practices at different job delivery sites, and
  • provide effective training for supervisors to recognize safety and health hazards.