Worker suffers severe forklift injury at Chicago's McCormick Place
Forklift operator not trained or certified
OSHA has cited Global Experience Specialists with four violations -- including one willful -- after a worker was injured in a forklift incident at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center in September 2012. The Las Vegas-based trade show and exposition contractor faces proposed fines of $91,000.
An employee from another company working in the convention center severely injured his foot when he was struck by a Global Experience Specialist worker operating a powered industrial truck. After the incident, Global Experience Specialists failed to train or check the certification of the forklift operator.
|Global Experience Specialists has been inspected 26 times by OSHA since 1993, resulting in the issuance of 74 citations.|
Three serious violations were cited for exposing workers to fall hazards during rigging operations and struck by hazards by not ensuring sufficient safe clearance to operate a forklift in aisles, loading docks and through doorways. The employer failed to train forklift operators in site-specific hazards, such as pedestrian traffic areas.
One willful violation was cited for failing to ensure powered industrial truck operators are trained.
Global Experience Specialists has been inspected 26 times by OSHA since 1993, resulting in the issuance of 74 citations.