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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1426004.015 - Mitchell Grocery Corp.

Inspection Information - Office: Birmingham


Inspection Nr: 1426004.015
Report ID: 0418300
Open Date: 08/22/2019

Site Address:
Mitchell Grocery Corp.
550 Railroad Avenue
Albertville, AL 35950

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 370, Albertville, AL 35950

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 424410/General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/22/2019


Close Case:02/19/2020

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1489430 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 1 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $43,373 $0 $0 $920 $0 $44,293
Current Penalty $28,192 $0 $0 $598 $0 $28,790
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100028 B01 I 01/24/2020 $6,390 $9,831 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 01/24/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100178 L01 I 01/24/2020 $4,260 $6,554 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100212 A03 II 01/24/2020 02/20/2020 $8,771 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02001 Other 19100145 F03 01/24/2020 $598 $920 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 119280.015
Event: 08/19/2019
Employee'S Leg Is Amputated After Caught In Compactor

At 6:25 a.m. on August 19, 2019, an employee was using his foot to try to push d own materials that were stuck in the loading hopper. When the employee pushed do wn his foot on some cardboard, his foot easily went through the cardboard area i nto a void area, causing him to lose his balance and fall into the loading hoppe r, then into the compactor ram area. The employee could not climb out of the co mpactor before the ram cycled again. The employee held onto to the loading hopp er top edge and tried to pull his feet up out of the ram area, but could not get his feet up high enough and they were caught between the ram and a side of the compactor area. The employee was hospitalized to treat a fractured left foot and crushing injuries to his right foot. The employee's right leg was amputated be low the knee several weeks after the injury, because it could not be saved.

Keywords:amputated, amputation, caught between, caught in, foot, fracture, hopper, hydraulic ram, leg, trash compactor

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1426004.015 Hospitalized injury Janitors and cleaners
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