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

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