Worker Struck, Killed by Tractor with Faulty Horn
Indiana OSHA cited a steel mill after a worker was struck and killed by a coil tractor.
Officials confirmed George Salinas, 71, was hit by the tractor, but an official cause of death wasn’t immediately available, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Citation documents indicate a Royal Ram T600C/SP coil tractor was being operated without a functional horn and that the horn had been reported but not immediately repaired. Fine: $21,000
Three serious violations for failure to:
- Provide workplace free from recognized struck-by hazards that could cause death or serious physical harm
- Take powered industrial truck found in need of repair out of service until restored to safe operating condition
- Prevent powered industrial truck from being placed back in service despite non-operational horn