Transportation and Warehousing

Industry Summary

The Transportation and Warehousing industry is experiencing greater than average employment growth as of late. In 2014 the government estimated a total of 4,391,274 workers, then just 12 months later it had climbed to 4,600,012, an increase of 4.75%. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

On Friday, May 31st 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Wilmington, DE which had occured previously at Dana Railcare, A Division Of Dana Container, Inc.. A 29 year old man working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID116731.015
Accident Date2019-05-31
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 3:15 p.m. on May 31, 2019, an employee was scraping oil sludge towards the bottom drain of a rail tank car when coworkers noted the absence of normal working sounds. The coworkers performed an entry rescue and found the employee unresponsive due to anoxia and chemical inhalation. The employee was killed.
The accident investigation below was opened on Friday, May 31st 2019 by OSHA representitives in Wilmington, DE which had occured previously at Dana Railcare, A Division Of Dana Container, Inc.. A 29 year old man working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID116731.015
Accident Date2019-05-31
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 3:15 p.m. on May 31, 2019, an employee was scraping oil sludge towards the bottom drain of a rail tank car when coworkers noted the absence of normal working sounds. The coworkers performed an entry rescue and found the employee unresponsive due to anoxia and chemical inhalation. The employee was killed.
OSHA investigators arrived in Odessa, TX on Monday, May 6th 2019 and began an accident investigation which had occured previously at Ogt, Llc. A 55 year old Electrical had been killed when the
OSHA ID115993.015
Accident Date2019-05-04
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 11:00 a.m. on May 4, 2019, an employee was working by himself and using an electrical knife to clean and strip lines in a breaker box. The employee was killed when he accidentally came in contact with an energized part and was electrocuted. Normally these energized parts would have an arc flash shield in front of them but when the employee was found the shield had been removed. A horizontal cut mark was found on the outer sheath of the electrical box where the employer believed the employee had been cutting. The cutting motion would have put the employee's arm directly in front of the where the energized parts were. There were no signs of electrical gloves. Despite the breaker being locked in the off position, the entire unit was not deenergized.

OSHA Inspection Activity

Accident Rate

5 Year Average
3.5
Last 12 Months
0

Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 18790
177.8%
Inspection Rate: 0.51
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 1660