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OSHA fines Benson Guam Enterprises in employee's death

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The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is citing Benson Guam Enterprise in the death of 56-year-old Sofar Pwechar. 

Pwechar was severely injured and died when several doors fell on him as he was unloading a shipping container last September. The local hardware company is facing a $16,000 penalty.

OSHA cited Benson for exposing employees to struck-by hazards and failing to secure stored materials to prevent an accident. Also, Benson lacked performance evaluations of powered industrial truck operators, required at least once every three years.

"This company's failure to comply with materials handling and storage requirements led to this preventable tragedy," OSHA Honolulu Area Office Director Roger Forstner said.

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