Sysco Guest Supply fined $12,550 in fatal accident

Last month, the North Carolina Department of Labor fined Sysco Guest Supply in Concord, North Carolina $12,550 for workplace safety violations that led to the death of an employee.

The accident occurred in late March when a 47-year old warehouse supervisor fell from a storage rack at the company’s facility. ┬áThe worker attempted to stabilize himself on a pallet of paper napkins before falling 19-feet.

Investigations into the company began in April after the fatal fall accident.  The company was cited with four serious workplace safety violations.

Violations included working on racks without proper fall protection, riding on the forks of a forklift, leaving a lifted forklift unattended, and failure to evaluate fork lift operators every three years.