Following the death of a worker who was hit by a forklift , OSHA has cited Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. with nine-including two willful and seven serious-safety violations. The incident occurred Nov. 19, 2013, at the Detroit, Michigan marine terminal when the worker was struck by a 62,000-pound-capacity forklift carrying a 40,000-pound steel coil. The company has been placed in OSHA'sSevere Violator Enforcement Program.
"Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. has a responsibility to train its workers in the safe operation of dangerous equipment, and a worker tragically lost his life because this company failed to live up to that responsibility," said Larry Johnson, OSHA's area director in Lansing. "A worker's life should never be the cost of doing business."