Right Rail

Green was electrocuted when operating a machine used to pound guard rail posts into the ground along M-65. When Green was standing alongside the machine, the boom truck moved forward bringing the machine into contact with an energized overhead line and electrocuting Green. MIOSHA's inspection revealed that Green had experienced a similar event in Sept. 2002 when his boom truck came into contact with an electrical line, for which he was injured and hospitalized. After the first incident, Right Rail failed to establish an accident prevention program.
Incident Type: Electrocution
County: Iosco
State: MI
Date: Nov. 6, 2002
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First Last Age Title Employer Injury Type
Richard Green 23 Unavailable Right Rail Fatality
Name Type Title Plea Info. Conviction Sentence
Right Rail Inc. Entity Entity Pleaded no contest to the felony MIOSHA violation Placed on probation for 2 years and fined $10,000. Agreed to provide training for employees and to strict monitoring by MIOSH.
Crimes Charged: Penal Crimes: Unavailable
Other Crimes: Labor Code violation causing death to an employee (Mich. Lab. Code Sec. 408.1035a)