IFH fined $16,632 in worker's death
OSHA cites operator error, company's failure to properly train forklift drivers
ROCK FALLS – A forklift operator crushed to death under thousands of pounds of steel plates this summer did not have the load properly positioned and did not set the brakes to prevent the machine from moving, according to findings from a federal safety agency.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also found that his employer, IFH Group Inc., failed to give refresher training to Cody J. Bragg and other employees after in was discovered they were not using the forklifts safely, according to documents OSHA released Tuesday.
OSHA issued three "serious" violations and fined IFH $16,632, which must be paid by Feb. 22.
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