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Fatal Forklift Accident in California Leads to $205,235 in Fines

July 11, 2018, 10:50 AM

An international marine cargo company will pay $205,235 in fines for safety violations after a longshoreman died due to injuries caused in a forklift accident in California.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) cited SSA Pacific Inc., a subsidiary of Seattle-based cargo handler SSA Marine, for six workplace safety violations in connection with the incident at the Port of San Diego in January. SSA Pacific was similarly cited for issues related to forklift safety in 2016, according to Cal/OSHA.

“Forklift safety and training of operators ...