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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1485367.015 - Bush Brothers And Company

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair


Inspection Nr: 1485367.015
Report ID: 0523900
Open Date: 07/27/2020

Site Address:
Bush Brothers And Company
600 S Bush Brothers Dr.
Augusta, WI 54722

Mailing Address:
600 S Bush Brothers Dr., Augusta, WI 54722

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311422/Specialty Canning

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/27/2020

Emphasis: L:Piv

Close Case:02/17/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1631074
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,145 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,145
Current Penalty $10,931 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,931
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 19100176 B 01/08/2021 02/01/2021 $10,931 $12,145 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 128079.015
Event: 07/27/2020
Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Falling Materials

At 9:30 a.m. on July 27, 2020, an employee was operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. The employee was crushed by a bulk tote of dried garbanzo beans located in warehouse 2. The totes used to store be ans were made of nylon, measured 4 feet cubed, weighed approximately 2,000 lbs. when filled, and were routinely stacked two high using pallets. The employee wa s operating a forklift to retrieve a tote of beans to be moved into production. A coworker witnessed the employee kneeling beside a stack of two totes. A rip in the lower tote allowed beans to flow from the left corner. The employee was later found underneath the upper tote and was killed from skull fractures.

Keywords:crushed, falling object, forklift, fracture, pallet, skull, tote box

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1485367.015 Fatality Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
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