Wholesale Trade

Industry Summary

As of the last reported data from 2015, there are 5,874,282 workers employed at 619,410 Wholesale Trade establishements in the United States. The industry is slowly growing, adding 58,290 jobs in the 12 months between 2014 and 2015. On average, each business employs 9 workers. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

The accident investigation below was opened on Thursday, June 6th 2019 by OSHA representitives in Chippewa Falls, WI at White City Glass Of Chippewa Falls Llc. A 70 year old man working as a Laborer was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID117209.015
Accident Date2019-06-03
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 6:45 p.m. on June 3, 2019, an employee was working at a customer's facility in the first trucking bay, installing a windshield on an International Pro-Star Truck. The employee was working from a ladder and was on the side of the vehicle when he fell and scratched his leg against the semi truck's tire. The employee was taken to the emergency room, where he was prescribed an antibiotic. The employee had an allergic reaction to the medicine 10 days later and died.
On Friday, May 31st 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Tulsa, OK at Shamrock Tire & Auto Service, Inc.. A 48 year old man working as a Automobile mechanic apprentice was killed on the job when the
OSHA ID116674.015
Accident Date2019-05-28
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 11:30 a.m. on May 28, 2019, an employee was killed while filling a tire on a motor grader with foam. The tire became over pressurized and ruptured, causing the employee to be struck by part of the tire assembly.
On Monday, April 15th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Sacramento, CA at Pods Enterprises, Llc. A 65 year old man working as a Laborer was injured on the job when the
OSHA ID115349.015
Accident Date2019-03-14
Accident DegreeHospitalized injury
NarrativeAt 6:20 p.m. on March 14, 2019, Employee # 1 was standing beneath the roof of the container, which weighed approximately 350 pounds. He was bending over to pick up some bolts. After setting the roof onto the four support columns, a coworker, the forklift operator, attempted to raise the forks to remove them from the area. The forks had some straps and hooks hanging down and one of the hooks accidentally grabbed ahold of the underside of the container roof. Since the roof was not secured to the four columns, one corner of the roof became dislodged and raised off one of the four columns. As a result, the corner of the roof fell on top of Employee # 1. He was hospitalized and his third vertebrae of the neck was fractured.

OSHA Inspection Activity

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 28821
Inspection Rate: 0.35
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 1744