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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1498212.015 - Kds Ventures Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office


Inspection Nr: 1498212.015
Report ID: 0627510
Open Date: 10/16/2020

Site Address:
Kds Ventures Inc.
11611 Co Rd 2500
Lubbock, TX 79404

Mailing Address:
701 6th Street, Lorenzo, TX 79343

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 115111/Cotton Ginning

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/19/2020


Close Case:03/12/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1675254
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,340 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,340
Current Penalty $1,404 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,404
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 19040039 A01 03/01/2021 03/29/2021 $1,404 $2,340 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130487.015
Event: 10/16/2020
Employee Is Engulfed By Cotton Seed, Later Dies

At 5:15 p.m. on October 16, 2020, an employee had weighed his truck in at the sc ale house and was in the yard filling up his truck with cotton seed. The employe e opened the seed house bin door but the cotton seed would not flow so he opened the tailgate of his tractor trailer, stood up in the trailer and poked at the s eed to get it to flow. The cotton seed released suddenly, falling on and engulfi ng the employee. Some time passed and employees in the scale house did not see t he truck returning to be weighed prior to departure so they went to look for the it. The employee was found engulfed in cotton seed and emergency services were called to the site. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he d ied on the next day to asphyxia.

Keywords:asphyxiated, engulfed, falling object, grain bin, jammed, trailer truck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498212.015 Fatality Truck drivers, light
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