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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1495956.015 - Heartland Farms, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton


Inspection Nr: 1495956.015
Report ID: 0521100
Open Date: 10/06/2020

Site Address:
Heartland Farms, Inc.
907 3rd Avenue
Hancock, WI 54943

Mailing Address:
907 3rd Avenue, Hancock, WI 54943

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111211/Potato Farming

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/06/2020


Close Case:06/22/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1669019
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
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 5A0001 04/01/2021 06/15/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130073.015
Event: 10/05/2020
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Vehicle

At 5:19 p.m. on October 5, 2020, an employee, a quality control seasonal employe e, was walking back to her work station after her lunch break. The employee's pa th took her from the break area around the front of a truck unloading potatoes. As the employee stepped in front of the truck, it pulled forward intending to tu rn to the left to drive away. The truck driver never saw the employee as she was not visible over the front of the truck's hood. Employees were not required to wear high visibility clothing and there were no barriers, designated pathways or other controls to keep employees from walking directly in front of trucks. The employee was struck by and crushed under the right front tire of the truck. The employee suffered multiple crushing injuries, resulting in death.

Keywords:crushed, run over, struck by, temporary worker, tractor trailer, truck, vehicle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1495956.015 Fatality Quality Assurance Inspector
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