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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1491322.015 - Polek Brothers Tobacco, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Hartford


Inspection Nr: 1491322.015
Report ID: 0112000
Date Opened: 09/04/2020

Site Address:
Polek Brothers Tobacco, Llc
174 North Maple Street
Enfield, CT 06082

Mailing Address:
72 George Wood Road, Somers, CT 06071

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111910/Tobacco Farming

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 02/08/2021


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1652858
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $9,557 $0 $0 $13,654 $0 $23,211
Current Penalty $5,734 $0 $0 $2,000 $0 $7,734
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/09/2021 03/29/2021 $5,734 $9,557 $0 03/08/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 02/09/2021 $1,000 $6,827 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02002 Other 19040039 A02 02/09/2021 $1,000 $6,827 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129215.015
Event: 08/11/2020
Employee Becomes Ill Working In A Tobacco Field, Later Dies

At 4:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020, an employee was cutting tobacco in a field when he became ill and lost consciousness. The employee was hospitalized and later d ied of possible heat related illness.

Keywords:agriculture, collapse, cutting, dehydration, heat, heat exhaustion, heat index, heat-related illness , illness, inexperience, loss of consciousness, lost consciousness, medical condition, overheated, unconsciousnes

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491322.015 Fatality Farm workers
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