Corbi Plastics Fined for Forklift Safety Violations

When it comes to forklift safety, it is essential that operators consider the safe lifting capacity of their machine and the impact of attachments in potentially further reducing capacity and forklift stability. Likewise, far too many companies look to add after market attachments without following regulatory requirements.

An Ohio publication is reporting that Corbi Plastics LLC has been handed $18,900 in fines after OSHA noted three safety violations it considers serious at Corbi’s Fremont location.

The first violation had to do with the unauthorized use of an attachment. The company put an attachment on a forklift without getting approval from the manufacturer to do so and then used it to load and unload trucks and trailers, putting employees at risk of crushing, struck-by, caught in between and tip-over hazards, according to the citation.

A second violation pertained to not providing refresher training to an employee involved in a forklift accident, while the third violation had to do with an operator not ensuring that the forklift did not exceed its lift capacity.

OSHA also cited three additional violations that it deemed “other-than-serious.”

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