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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1500550.015 - W.C. Gretter & Sons Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1500550.015
Report ID: 0751910
Open Date: 11/02/2020

Site Address:
W.C. Gretter & Sons Inc
209 Main Street
Harper, IA 52231

Mailing Address:
209 Main Street, Harper, IA 52231

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 424910/Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 11/02/2020


Close Case:03/02/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1680884
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,842 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,842
Current Penalty $2,842 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,842
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 88.4 - CODE OF IOWA (2019) 01/28/2021 02/23/2021 $2,842 $2,842 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130829.015
Event: 10/30/2020
Employee Is Killed When Run Over By Tractor

At 4:23 p.m. on October 30, 2020, an employee drove an 1975 International 1066 F arm Tractor up to fuel pumps for refueling. After turning the tractor off, he le ft it in drive and stepped off the vehicle. He then restarted it while still sta nding on the ground by depressing the clutch with his hand and hitting the start button. As the clutch was let out, the tractor drove forward running over the e mployee causing multiple injuries and killing him.

Keywords:agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, asphyxiated, chest, clutch, contusion, crushed, driver, farm machinery, finger, fracture, hand, head, motor vehicle, run over, struck by, tire, tractor, vehicle in gear, wheel

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1500550.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed
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