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Two Dead, Fourth Accident in Two Years

In the wake of an ongoing Federal Investigation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigation a workplace injury from earlier this year. However, now XPO Logistics is undergoing an additional workplace investigation for its fourth accident in two years. On Monday, the 25th of June, XPO Logistics sustained an industrial accident in Lockport, New York which has left two men dead.

The previous accident, which occurred in January this year, and is still being investigated by OSHA, is a workplace injury involving forklift operations. Although the incident is still under investigation, it is unclear as to whether the company was fined for this or any other previous violations.

The other two previous accidents in early August 2017, at its New York City location, and XPO employee was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer. The employee sustained “several fractured ribs” and was hospitalized. Only a few months earlier, in June 2017, a truck driver at the Albany XPO Warehouse fractured his pelvis when he was struck by an 800 pound box. The employee was “hospitalized for more than two days”.

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