As we just noted, these fines can add up quickly. According to Insurance Magazine, there was a forklift accident at a Wisconsin food plant where a veteran worker was struck by a forklift while labeling a pallet and was seriously injured. They were cited with a $177k fine. However, OSHA didn’t stop there.
While OSHA was on site, the OSHA inspector cited the food company for two repeat and three serious safety violations. One was for forklift training and the other for machine safety procedures. Start adding these up, and the company is paying out some steep penalties.